When a speaker is damaged, often it is less expensive to recone it rather than replace the speaker completely. Reconing is the process of removing all the moving parts of a speaker and replacing them with new parts while reusing the frame and magnet structure. A single speaker can reconed many times over the course of its life, saving you hundreds of dollars. A recone kit consists of a cone, spider, voice-coil, lead wires, dust cap and gaskets.
When should I recone my speakers?
A full recone is usually necessary if you notice any of the following:
The voice coil is rubbing (sounds like metal scraping against metal when the speaker is in motion). This is the most common failure and can occur for various reasons.
The suspension (surround, spider) are fatigued, leaving the speaker sloppy and loose.
Glue failure – Speakers rely on industrial adhesives to maintain their form, when this glue fails speakers often need to be reconed, though sometimes can simply be re-glued (depending on the condition of the parts).
Damaged spider or cone – When possible, we try to replace just the damaged cone or spider, but more often than and not a complete recone is a wise investment.
We offer both original recone parts (when available) and after-market parts for most major speaker manufacturers.
If your speaker looks like this, you need a recone:
If you have a question regarding a repair, please contact us - Be sure to include:
Any other pertinent information
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