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    Damaged area marked in red.Its split open in one spot and cracked everywhere else.
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    That's a better description. Although I'm sure some sort of adhesive would work for a while, I'd start looking for a replacement. What is it out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by messiah View Post
    That's a better description. Although I'm sure some sort of adhesive would work for a while, I'd start looking for a replacement. What is it out of?
    Paradigm 100 v.2. I did glue it, looks like hell but should stop any progressive damage. Like I said everything sounds fine, I just noticed something looked wrong so took a magnifing glass and saw the split surround.

    Because of the odd shape basket I can't use a substitute replacement. Paradigm still has some stock but they want a lot for it.

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    What kind of glue did you use? Sucks about the pricey replacement cost. I really like Paradigm too, but even out of warranty Polk seems to do a better job of helping to fix a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by messiah View Post
    What kind of glue did you use? Sucks about the pricey replacement cost. I really like Paradigm too, but even out of warranty Polk seems to do a better job of helping to fix a problem.
    Some kind of super glue,the type that will instantly bond to your skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by messiah View Post
    Looks like others have tried diy repairs as well. MY repair seems ok, just ugly, time will tell. The surround is a bit stiffer now but still moves well.

    P-digm wants $200.00 per woofer.

    Ya just some play around dj stuff.
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    Yeah, 200 for a single driver is a lot of coin. I guess it depends on how much you love em. Maybe you can get lucky and find someone parting them out for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by messiah View Post
    Yeah, 200 for a single driver is a lot of coin. I guess it depends on how much you love em. Maybe you can get lucky and find someone parting them out for cheap.
    I emailed a speaker repair shop but they're closed so maybe Monday.

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    The diy repair is doing quite well. No unusual/odd noise coming from the driver.The damage could have been there for a long time, I just happened to notice there was a split in the surround but it wasn't affecting the sound. I glued it stop any progressive tearing.

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    Called Paradigm and bought 4 new bass drivers. Lucky for me they still had some, as they were discontinued in 2002. Also they will recone the damaged one with a new spider,VC,cone ,surround for the same cost another repair shop wanted for just replacing the surround. So I will have 4 spare drivers:D

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    Cool, looks like they're gonna have a good home for a long time. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by messiah View Post
    Cool, looks like they're gonna have a good home for a long time. :)
    Yeah, they always make me smile.

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