Has anyone ever replaced a metal speaker dustcover with a cloth one?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by phyrexia, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. phyrexia

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    I have an Altec 4178C with an original cone, but it's started to make some strange piercing noises and I think it's related to the metal dustcover. I've read that people used to take off the cover and put a "standard" one in its place. Has anybody done this, and do you think it would solve my problem, or is it just time for a recone?
     
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    Ive "customized" speakers by replacing paper caps with screen types and larger screens in place of smaller screens. It required being able to cut the old cap off with a razor blade and getting close to the cone as possible.Im not sure it would be that easy to remove an aluminum cap without damaging the cone. Bob
     
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    I have cut out aluminum dust caps on JBLs and replaced them with paper ones...big improvement!
     
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    I had an Altec 417-H that had a metal dust cap put on it. Unfortunately there was a wrinkle on the cone (someone had probably crammed the cord in the back) that unbalanced the tension on the cone and it had a scratchy voice coil and I didn't get to hear it before. I have heard of others doing this th 417-Hs and preferring the results.
     

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