View Full Version : L-96 Midrange Out

01-29-2009, 07:09 AM
One of the midranges on my L-96 decided to crap out. At first there was a sound that came out that was similar to what you'd get from a dirty pot, kind of that scratchy sound, usually when in idle. Now no sound comes out and the blessed thing seems fused to the cabinet. I am wondering what I can do to troubleshoot and a good way to get that sucker out.


01-29-2009, 07:28 AM
if no issue with Lpad

First rubbing, :(
now fried voice coil :o:

Midrange is probably blown :biting:

==> epay :p

01-29-2009, 08:35 AM

1st you must remove the LE5 and verify that it is really cooked. Cooked LE5s are pretty rare. Simply drive a blade under the speaker flange to break it loose, stay away from the wires with the blade. ;)

Edited to add: Set your blade under either flange corner opposite from the 2 wire nubs in the cone. There, if the blade slips and goes too far, it only hits the aluminum basket.

01-30-2009, 07:54 PM
Drop me a PM if the mid checks out as being cooked... I just acquired an 044, LE5-12, and LE10H-1 woofer that I don't really need. The LE5 looks pretty good although I haven't metered or swept it yet.


02-01-2009, 09:04 PM
Use soft wood and a plastic/rubber hammer to gently tap without causing marring or chipping. It will pop loose. Please don't pry drivers with metal tools.