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Goodmans Axiom 201

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Goodmans Axiom 201 Reply with quote

I bought nice pair of late model Axiom201:s with rubber surrounds. Units are in very good overal condition, but one will develop audible buzz from bad surround to cone seam. It seems pretty straight forward work to reglue the surround. But I am not shure which glue to use. Rubber surround seems quite sticky. It is quite different than other British marques like Kef have used in their woofers and cone is pulp/paper. I did think that rubber cement for patching bicyckle tyres might be suitable as it adheres to rubber so well, but maybe not so well on pulp. Do anybody have any better information about this issue?

Disintegrating glue seems to be problem with late Axiom 201:s. Most recent pictures about these seems to show that surrounds are badly wrinkled, most likely due several reglues. Is there any permanent fix for this?

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Kimmo
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is more difficult to repair this joint on a complete unit compared to the original assembly of cone to surround in a production jig. It may not be practical to use the same type of adhesive for the repair as was used originally. There is a risk of the rubber swelling or wrinkling if you use a solvent based adhesive.

I would be inclined towards using a high viscosity cyanoacrylate (thick superglue) on the surround, having pre-treated the pulp cone edge with a superglue activator. This should stick instantly.

Good luck
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