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Bad for the speaker? Answered

I stole some poly fill/insulation shit out of a old pair of speakers that are waiting for some new drivers and I stuffed it in my subwoofer box. It doesn't sound like it's going to explode as much as it did before (it's a rather "rickety" box). But I did some googleing and it can overpower a speaker or something? I won't hurt my sub will I? -Punk

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lemonie
lemonie

13 years ago

What's "hockey tap"? (small amounts of epoxy won't hurt) L

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. I think that was supposed to be "hockey tape" - similar to (if not the same as) friction tape. If "friction tape" is a US term, it's the old cloth electrical tape that was used before PVC came along.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

This stuff doesn't feel like it's cloth, it feels like rubber...hmmm

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 13 years ago

Hmm, stretchy then. Did you get the thing to work nice? L

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Well it would, although the box is a little small for a 12 inch, I plan to build another one later. The amplifier I installed into the back of it rattles like a crazy mofo so I don't use it, it sounds horrible, but I have an idea to fix that soon. Right now I have a dual subwoofer setup, see Gigatube Speakers

That's what I have setup minus the crappy amplifier that came with them, that's sitting by itself in a cold damp corner.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Hockey Tape, my bad >_< Although it is better than using something like electrical tape because it's more "rubber" like.

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lemonie
lemonie

13 years ago

If the filler isn't pressed upon the parts of the speaker that move, it won't do you any harm. L

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Alright, thanks lemonie, was just worried I might do it bad, but it sounds a bit better. It has hockey tap and epoxy on puncture holes from my cousin when he had it. I guess this won't hurt :P -Punk