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Rotate your woofers

Postby David B » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:46 pm

I have seen this recommended for certain audio woofers with foam surrounds, anyone heard of this being beneficial for old Celestions ?

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index. ... st-2165873
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Re: Rotate your woofers

Postby dai h. » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:34 am

(not sure my recollection is perfect, but) I vaguely remember the guy from Time Electronics (Rich Koerner) recommending flipping every 6(?) months.
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Re: Rotate your woofers

Postby David B » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:50 pm

If the speakers have been in the same position for 40+ years wondered how long it will take before they settle after flipping them?
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Re: Rotate your woofers

Postby David B » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:18 pm

Some links;

scroll down to
Rotate your Woofers????
http://www.rocketroberts.com/techart/spkr.htm

From the Klipsch Forums

https://community.klipsch.com/index.php ... 0-degrees/
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Re: Rotate your woofers

Postby dai h. » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:57 am

hey thanks for digging up those links.

Doesn't seem super conclusive. Maybe it matters how the specific speaker is dimensioned and how the parts weigh (and characteristics of the materials? Degradation?)? Wonder if it would be considered a design fault if some gravity-related problem occurs over time. Also, sounds like a lot of work if there are a large number of speakers (as in a large PA system or some such).
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Re: Rotate your woofers

Postby David B » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:23 pm

Dai,

Not conclusive at all that's why I was curious if it would really pertain to G12's or just an assumption. I bet more G12's have died from overexertion than from gravity :twisted: Having said that if a speaker develops some rubbing guess it wouldn't hurt to flip it & pray it helps.

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