Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    2

    Default Fixing crack in rtia9 cabinet ?

    I bought an rtia9 on ebay with so called minor cosmetic damage. Surprise!, the speaker has a six inch crack on the cherry side cabinet, top left side -horizontal and three inches from the top, so its highly visible. I can see the unstained wood so tranlation has occured due to impact. How do I fix it? Do I even bother to fix it? Will it eventually spread throughout the whole side cabinet if not dealt with immediately? Thanks

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (26)

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The tube lair in Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    11,323

    Default

    Welcome to the forum, milkdudski. My best advice would be to return the speakers. From what you describe, that's not minor cosmetic damage. Sounds more like major structural damage and if that's the case, there's no telling what else may have been damaged internally.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks tretz3. I would return it but I got it so cheap. I want to fix it if possible instead of driving it back to seller over 125 miles away. I had a friend pick it up and shipping it would be too costly.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Everett, WA
    Posts
    1,196

    Default

    find a broken one with a good cabinet and part out the two into one usable one,
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: Monitor 5 Jr. +
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (26)

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The tube lair in Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    11,323

    Default

    If that is the case, I would suggest posting a couple of pictures so that we can see what we are looking at here.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    19

    Default

    If the crack is all the way thru the wood, drill a hole at each end of the crack(this will prevent the crack from spreading). Use a bit
    slightly larger than the crack itself. Then use a Dremel tool to grind into the crack about 3/4 of the way.
    Clean, then use quality wood filler and stain. Ive done this to a Monitor 70 2 years ago and it's still holding.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. It's Like Crack
    By squeeb in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-07-2012, 03:59 PM
  2. Sky, Crack the
    By mhardy6647 in forum Music & Movies
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-15-2007, 08:27 PM
  3. Crack smoker
    By heiney9 in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-16-2006, 09:39 AM
  4. NOAA is on CRACK!
    By sowen010599 in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-16-2005, 08:18 AM
  5. This dude is on CRACK!
    By Strong Bad in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-17-2005, 09:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts