Dented? Celestion blue

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  1. ce24

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    Where ?
     
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    yup the magnet cover is crunched its been dropped, bet ya it rattles too
     
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    It does look a little dented on the magnet part of the shell.
     
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    Yes, it's dented. I wouldn't buy that speaker without testing it first. That cap may have taken the entire force and there may be absolutely nothing wrong with it at all. That's a pretty good price if it's not malfunctioning. The cap can be tapped out. It'll probably never look perfect but you'd never know it if you weren't looking at it.

    That IS just a cap over the magnet. There's a gap between it and the magnet.
     
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    Agree, test before buying. It is a wonderful speaker
     
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    I just looked at the price. I'd be very careful at $175. That's a lot of money for a damaged item.
     
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    True but I would only buy in person and even then I'd be wrangling to get the price down to around $125. These are selling new for $279 plus tax which puts it very close to $300. If I could snag it for $150 off new price because of a dent, I'd buy it and knock out the dent. But, like I said, I wouldn't buy it without trying it first.
     
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    Do those covers screw off?
    Here i go..
    Is there a screw in the middle of the bell on the blue? If so forget it because that is where the hit happened.

     
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    I always ask what amp a used speaker was used in or with, especially a low wattage speaker.
    The seller doesn’t seem to know the power handling which makes it more suspect.
    Then they seem to have smashed the cover without noticing?
    Price is high with those concerns IMO.
    I never had to heat the cover to get it off, taken off a couple of them.
     
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    I'd want to test it before parting with $175 USD ( cisca $254 AUD) . I'd want to know if the speaker "farts" all the time as it would if overdriven for long periods of time.
     
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    If you carefully place fingers around the centre cap and push, you can hear if the voicecoil and spider scrape, it'd want to be $100 recone.frame.

    If there's no scrape Id buy provided it measures 10-12 ohms. The dent is fixable. It's only in the cap.
     
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    I learned about this last year. Borrowed a friend's speaker cab to test an amp through, and one of the speakers was making a slight buzzing sound. I did exactly as you describe, and could both hear and feel the scraping as I pushed it. Incidentally, if this happens you can (probably temporarily) fix it by positing the cab/speak orientated differently and pushing on the speaker, dislodging whatever is in there causing the friction. I did this to two speakers, it worked with one of them.
     
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