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Dent in tweeters effect sound quality?

post #1 of 8
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Hi. I recently bought a set of speakers brand new, when they arrived I checked them over and noticed they have a small line dent in one of the tweeters. My question is are they likely to effect the sound quality? The speakers are SX4's from Mission, so not cheap speakers. I asked the manufacturer about the tweeter and they said its very unlikely I would be able to notice the sound difference for a small mark. The issue is, I feel It doesn't sound as clear as the other speaker. Potentially this could be me being paranoid. I've attached a pic of the tweeter for reference. Anyone know if this is likely to be a problem?

 

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post #2 of 8

Honestly with it being a tweeter that won't be doing much excursion you probably won't hear a difference. There WILL be one, it will just be so subtle that you shouldn't notice.

 

If it were me, I'd still send it back. You paid for a product, you better get it in perfect condition.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Yeah thats what I thought. It's probably more psychological thinking I can hear a difference, but if the tweeter stopped working in the future because of it, i'd be annoyed. I just know if i ever tried to sell them on, it would cause issues as someone else would also be worried about the sound quality from them.

post #4 of 8

Yeah man, send it back and demand a replacement. That's ridiculous.

post #5 of 8
You could try an old trick that I saw my dealer friend perform and it worked. Get a piece of Scotch tape and make a loop. Apply the tape loop to the dented area and then gently pull it out. It may take a few tries and do it gently. Just trying to be helpful.
post #6 of 8

The tweeter is obviously damaged and there are probably be some issues you can't see as a result of it being dropped or whatever happened. I would send it back and ask for a replacement. It looks like a metal dome so trying to pull out the dent will be difficult.

post #7 of 8
The process of pushing in the tweeter dome may have scraped and damaged the voice coil. This would affect the sound quality.
post #8 of 8

wtf??? you bought them brand new, who may i ask was it from?

 

like said above brand new should be immaculate unless they want to give you a notable discount. 

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