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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


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

. 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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