Hello and thanks for the wonderful forum. I have learned a great deal already and plan to learn more and contribute when I can, hopefully from success with my various projects. Making mistakes can teach valuable lessons, but usually at the expense of my pocket book!
I purchased a pair of 4410 speakers new years ago (1986?). Now, they are in dire need of some help. I have not had them out in probably 7 years, so imagine my surprise when I found the surrounds disintegrated.
Reading about how common this is put most of my fears to rest! The dust cap is also pushed in on one of the L127H (my 3 year old pushed a toy through a hole in the grill years ago). The grills need to be repaired (broken posts, have all the pieces, need new fabric) and the veneer needs to be oiled as well.
The surround repair is very well documented elsewhere on the forum. Can someone please point me in the right direction for the following:
The driver windings all measure well for impedance, the spiders look great, I don't believe that the mids need anything. I'm not sure if I will dig into the crossovers just yet.
- Source for replacement grill cloth - original would be nice, but a close match will have to do.
- How do I make the fabric release from the grill frame?
- Dust cap removal/replacement - similar to surround repair?
- The magnets for the 35ti pair both have a small, round foam pad (?) on the center pole (?). They have deteriorated like the surrounds. Replacement suggestions?
I intend to archive the whole process with pictures and text. Some of it may be redundant, so lemme know, moderators, if you want less.
Here are pictures of the drivers out of the cabinets, before any repairs.