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Speaker (monitor) problem.

Postby Champion Rabbit on Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:44 pm

It's the Official Third Annual Attempt to Fix an Obscure Pair of Monitors Day in my house.

There is plenty wrong with these (Heco) monitors and this year I decided to address the malfunctioning woofer.

Sometimes the woofer will cut out, and if I give it a very light tap the cone) it'll come back to life.

Anybody have any ideas? They're active monitors, but I've been over the amp side of things (three times, natch) and that all functions...
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:00 pm

Actually, it's cutting out more often than not now.

If I place a finger gently against the cone it'll function until I remove my finger.

Is this simply blown?
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Postby scott on Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:16 pm

Champion Rabbit wrote:Is this simply blown?


well not terribly simply, in fact it borders on fairly complex... but just ask yer mom to take care of it, cause she's a PRO in these matters

Champion Rabbit wrote:If I place a finger gently against the cone it'll function until I remove my finger.


yes, i've heard that about her as well.









I would replace the driver with something of suitable quality, unless the one in there is something so good that it's worth paying to fix.
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:37 pm

scott wrote:I would replace the driver with something of suitable quality, unless the one in there is something so good that it's worth paying to fix.


I'd have to buy a pair, plus these are pretty obscure (Heco Aktiv 2000/k) thus making it impossible to find original specifications of parts.

Shame, I don't want to bin them particularly.
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Postby Rodabod on Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:56 pm

Certainly sounds like a dying speaker. Swap them in the cabs if you want to confirm that.

From their website, Heco look pretty swish. I'd maybe get a pair of drivers for them. Are they ported?
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:08 pm

No, they aren't ported.

Since I have no idea about the specifications of the current drivers (and Heco won't/can't tell me), I have zero ideas about which drivers would be suitable.

Plus I don't think they're worth proper money - €111 according to Ebay so it's probably going to cost more to replace the speakers than buy a new (used) pair.

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Postby Rodabod on Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:17 pm

You might be able to get a pair of decent drivers for not too much - depends how much you want to spend I suppose and if you can be arsed.
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