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Speaker Question

9/13/1999 8:03 PM
Psycho Bass Guy
Speaker Question
I've got an 8ohm 18" speaker which bit the dust recently. It appears to be Eminence, but there is no name on it anywhere. The model # is 18ST200 which I take to mean an 18" speaker with a 200 watt power handling capability. Anyway, the coil in it is shorted, but the cone is physically fine. Is it worth a rebuild? BTW one of the leads from the terminal to the cone is frayed (the + one). What could have done this? I have never seen a speaker blow like this without tearing the cone. Is there anyway to beef the power handling up above 200 watts? (that seems awful low for an 18" and this speaker's physical construction looks much sturdier than just 200 watts. The magnet I would guess and say weighs over ten pounds. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
9/13/1999 9:07 PM

easy to blow the coil if it got DC no it.. (possible?) Easy to recone if you know someone who knows speaker parts pretty well. Any of the regular top notch recone guys can do it I'm sure. I'd do it; recone is muych cheaper than buying new..
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9/13/1999 9:22 PM
Psycho Bass Guy
I now have another reason to dislike my (Crate) Ampeg SVT3 Pro. I got a flash of light( ooh, pretty coil death glow!) from the speaker when I accidentally knocked a string into the polepiece on my P-Bass. Shouldn't an amp have some way of filtering DC out of the front end? Any way of beefing up the speaker's performance with the recone?
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