Dented cone on Monitor Audio S6 speaker!

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Hi all. I have a pair of Monitor Audio S6 floorstanders which I have had for about 18 months.

I noticed today quite a large dent in one of the cones and some smaller dents/marks. I don't really know how it's happened because I had the dust covers on them. My guess would be one of the dogs jumped up and dented it.

Here are some pics;

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/1635/img3703vg1.jpg http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7796/img3704rv3.jpg http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2333/img3705fd0.jpg http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/4898/img3706kl9.jpg http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6842/img3707zz1.jpg http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/7070/img3708by1.jpg http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4006/img3709vl5.jpg

I'm not really sure what to do. I have read about using duct tape and other methods but I doubt that will work on these speakers. Do you know if Monitor Audio would be able to replace it? and how much it would roughly cost? Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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[quote user="ChrisBUK"]
Hi all.

I have a pair of Monitor Audio S6 floorstanders which I have had for about 18 months.

I noticed today quite a large dent in one of the cones and some smaller dents/marks.
I don't really know how it's happened because I had the dust covers on them. My guess would be one of the dogs jumped up and dented it.

Here are some pics;



http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7796/img3704rv3.jpg[/img]











I'm not really sure what to do. I have read about using duct tape and other methods but I doubt that will work on these speakers.
Do you know if Monitor Audio would be able to replace it? and how much it would roughly cost?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Formatted for you so we can all see the pics.

I had both the dust covers of my Revolvers pushed in about two weeks ago by my one-year-old nephew. Luckily they sprung back with no permanent marks or creases with sellotape. I'm not sure about your MA's, they might be a different material.
 
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Thanks, gpi.

I am new to this forum layout so I didn't know how to show the pics like that. :)

I just tried sellotape and no joy, the material is very tough and I think it's going to be hard to get this dent out. There are also loads of smaller dents to the right which don't show up well on the pics.

I will try phoning Monitor Audio tomorrow and I will ask how much it will cost to get it replaced out of interest. I don't think it's changed the sound, but it's just incredibly annoying.
 

gpi

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I can't imagine what you must have been playing for a dog to do that. Maybe Seamus from Floyd's Meddle?

Seriously though, what a pain, I feel for you. I was really annoyed when I saw my dust covers pushed in and was so relieved when they popped out ok. Hope you have yours back to new soon.
 

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Ouch

Thats nasty... :(

Have you spoken to M/A yet; if so, what was their response?

Another way you could try (but please dont blame me if it goes wrong) is the hoover. If youve got a long nozzle on the hoover (and you can turn the power down) try that. I did it to a mates B&W speakers (with a small sock around the nozzle end) and very carefully matched the nozzle around the dent on the cone and switched the hoover on, the nozzle was about 7-8mm away from the cone when the hoover first went on. I then slowly held the nozzle closer and closer to the cone until they just met and hey presto, the dent came out. A little crease was left but no dint :)
 
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I just spoke to MA and they say it'll cost £79.99 for a new driver. To be honest I do think it'll need to be replaced, there are more dents to the right which didn't really show up in the pics. I won't be able to get all of them out and even if I do they'll still look creased and dented.

I tried the hoover method already with no luck, it's really tough aluminium.

I think I will go ahead and buy a new driver :(
 

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