MS Mezzo 6 - damaged tweeter

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Just took delivery of my ex-demo MS Mezzo 6s.

Opened the box look great but then I noticed one of the tweeter domes has been pushed in :cry:. The mesh that protects it is un-marked and shows no sign of being deformed so no idea what's happened to them.

Have contacted the seller to point this out as they were advertised as 'superb condition with just a couple of minor blemishes that are so small they won't show up on the pictures' Obviously this is not a 'small blemish' :wall:and I am awaiting their reply.

So my questions are:

Does a mis-shaped dome affect the sound of the tweeter?

What's the likely cost of an MS ATT tweeter and how easy are they to change (will try and contact them tomorrow but just owndered if anyone knew). They look quite complex......

Ultimatley I can return the speakers under the 7 day rule offered by ebay 'buy it now sales' and I still have to get a reply. But I would like to keep them if possible so maybe a repair paid for by the seller will be the best option.

Don't really want a mis-shaped dome tbh!

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You're not the first to end up with a pushed in tweeter.

I can't help you with the price for a new MS tweeter, but every manufacturer offers replacements because "those things happen". Give MS a call/email.

And I would ask the seller for a partial refund so you can replace the tweeter.
 
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I'm completely baffled by how it's been pushed in. The mesh in front of it is very sturdy and looks perfect. For it to go so far in to damage the tweeter the mesh would be permanently deformed.

Looking at the cut-away of the speaker on the MS website it looks like it's connected to the casing from the inside so might need the speaker opening up it fit it........ :wall:

Bound to affect the sound as the shape is distorted so the soundwaves won't go in the right direction.

I bet you need to replace them both as most places seem to talk about 'paired' tweeters.
 

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LPH said:
Just took delivery of my ex-demo MS Mezzo 6s.

Opened the box look great but then I noticed one of the tweeter domes has been pushed in :cry:. The mesh that protects it is un-marked and shows no sign of being deformed so no idea what's happened to them.

Have contacted the seller to point this out as they were advertised as 'superb condition with just a couple of minor blemishes that are so small they won't show up on the pictures' Obviously this is not a 'small blemish' :wall:and I am awaiting their reply.

So my questions are:

Does a mis-shaped dome affect the sound of the tweeter?

What's the likely cost of an MS ATT tweeter and how easy are they to change (will try and contact them tomorrow but just owndered if anyone knew). They look quite complex......

Ultimatley I can return the speakers under the 7 day rule offered by ebay 'buy it now sales' and I still have to get a reply. But I would like to keep them if possible so maybe a repair paid for by the seller will be the best option.

Don't really want a mis-shaped dome tbh!

Thanks

I own the Mezzo 6s myself and had a tweeter pushed in.....I used a vaccum cleaner on the tweeter to suck it out and was able to repair 90% of the damage, as far as sound quality is concerned, I cannot hear a difference....might be a worthwile option if you don't want to replace the tweeter.
 

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If you can get at the dome then a tiny bit of sticky tape may be one option to pull it back.

Any distortion to a dome will affect the dispertion properties and would show up on measurement under lab conditions. Whether it would be audible is another matter.

Matched pairs... it shouldn't be neccessary with todays tight manufacturing and I'm sure it wouldn't make an audible difference. Furniture in the room will affect the dispertion and sound far more than a tight match between pairs.

Not familiar with your speaker but I would look to see if the "surround" is removable to gain access to any securing screws.
 
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Have spoken to the seller and they have apologised and are looking at the pics I sent them.

You can get to the dome by removing the screws around the mesh. Onlly want to do that if the discussions with the seller don't go anywhere. If the whole tweeter had to be replaced that looks more difficult!

Could always try the vacuum cleaner trick - but it's very powerful Dyson and knowing my luck............. :?
 
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Quick update:

New tweeter is £72 and seller has refunded £50 so pretty fair all round I'd say.
 

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That is great news, actually I want to replace the tweeter as well, the problem is I live in Bangladesh. I was wondering whether you bought the tweeter from the dealer and fitted it yourself or whether he did it for you? Additionally, could you tell me whether he would be willing to sell me a pair of tweeters as well? Finally, could you tell me if he gave you the whole tweeter assembly or just the dome, a picture would help :), you'd be doing me a huge favour.

Thanks in advance,

Shafin
 

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LPH said:
Could always try the vacuum cleaner trick - but it's very powerful Dyson and knowing my luck............. :?

Keep your spare index finger (that's not a euphemism) between the nozzle and the tweeter. You can then move said nozzle closer very slowly- start with the vacuum on, and move in carefully from an inch or so... Or failing that, a bit of mouth-to-tweeter resuscitation often works, just make sure nobody's watching!

If you get a replacement, they shouldn't be too hard to install- I'm sure MS will be happy to help if you get stuck anyway.
 

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Whoops. OK missed a page when reading the thread... OP has sorted the problem!

Obviously my post above can be applied to other cases of dome-squish, so not totally useless after all.

:oops:
 

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