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Knowing how to fix a speaker is essential for any sound equipment owner. And even the best speakers can become damaged. So, below we’ll show you how to recone a speaker.
We also have tutorials on many different types of speaker projects, such as how to repair a blown speaker, how to set up speakers, and how to connect powered speakers to a mixer.
Reconing anything from a car woofer to a guitar speaker to one of the best stereo speakers takes some technical expertise. But, this DIY speaker repair is something that anyone with enough patience and attention can accomplish.
If you can’t find your owner’s manual, search for your speaker’s model online to locate appropriate reconing kits.
If you have the speakers repaired and ready to go but don’t have an enclosure for them, you can read out an article covering how to make speaker boxes. And once you’ve set them up, consider reading further on how to reduce white noise in speakers.
STEP 1 Purchase the Right Kit
STEP 2 Take Apart the Speaker
STEP 3 Reassemble the Speaker
STEP 4 Resolder Wires and Seal Speaker
Masking the air gap is crucial because if any dirt or debris falls, it can cause voice coil failure.
Can you recone a subwoofer?
Almost any average speaker, including the subwoofer, can be reconed.
Does reconing a speaker change the sound?
A newly reconed speaker should sound clearer and bouncier. However, it will never sound as good as before the cone was damaged.
What is the dust cap?
The dust cap is a small plastic cover protecting the speaker’s interior from debris and moisture.
STAT: When inserting the new voice coil, leave about 1/4 of the coil sticking out from the magnet. (source)