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Possible to turn a blown tweeter into a microphone?
Old 25th January 2013
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Possible to turn a blown tweeter into a microphone?

I just replaced a tweeter on one of my Yamaha NS10s (crack in the coil) & someone mentioned that the defective tweeter is not totally useless.

Is there a way to convert a blown tweeter into a working microphone? i.e. a mini-subkick or something?

OR: should I just recycle this heavy useless magnet? Is it worth anything? Resale value? Parts? The tech said that if we could find a diaphragm for it, it would be 100% functional, however we were not able to find anybody that sells *just* the diaphgram for the NS10, only the total NS10 tweeter replacement part...

suggestions? Thanks
Old 20th February 2013
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Was wondering when you replaced your tweeter did u replace as a pair or singles ad wanted to know if it makes a difference to replace tweeters on ns10's with a pair set even if its just one that needs replacing...
Old 22nd February 2013 | Show parent
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Was wondering when you replaced your tweeter did u replace as a pair or singles ad wanted to know if it makes a difference to replace tweeters on ns10's with a pair set even if its just one that needs replacing...
I've heard that somewhere, that if you blow one replace them both, but I've also heard of replace only the one. Personally I replaced only the one & haven't noticed any difference, FWIW, hope this helps.
Old 16th April 2013
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... FWIW, so far there has been negligible difference between:

A) having fuses on the speakers (a lot of ppl are anti-fuses on NS10s)

B) the old tweeter (when it was working) and the new ('non-matched') tweeter

There is very little, if any, difference in the sound coming out of the monitors. Everybody should put fuses on them & not worry about having the 'matched' tweets. my 2c
Old 16th April 2013
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also... anybody know of any use for a blown tweeter? It's still sitting on my shelf... maybe I should just use it as a hockey puck??? lol
Old 17th April 2013
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Is there a way to convert a blown tweeter into a working microphone?
I suppose a blown tweeter could easily be turned into a blown microphone!


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i.e. a mini-subkick or something?
it's a tweeter so there likely would be nothing "sub" about it.

you could fix the tweeter, but then of course you would have a working tweeter you might want to keep as a spare.


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It's still sitting on my shelf... maybe I should just use it as a hockey puck??? lol
I think you are getting closer!
Old 17th April 2013
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Bottom snare mic??
Old 17th April 2013
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The thing is blown - chuck it!
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