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Epoxy/glue on subwoofer cone - is this normal?

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I can tell you a lot about headphones, but my knowledge of speakers is pretty low. Anyhow, I've received this Creative 5.1 set on the super cheap, and upon unpacking I notice this epoxy / hardened resin-like substance stuck on the subwoofer cone. Shoddy build quality, that's for sure - but is it considered acceptably normal? Will it affect sound performance? I have no idea how "good" these sound so I can't gauge whether they'd be defective or not.

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I've seen super cheap speakers have this from time to time but I'm surprised that Creative... actually not surprised about anything Creative does anymore... tongue.gif

I'd try to return it and show them that I'm not too happy about the quality of the product and then ask for a replacement.
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I can tell you a lot about headphones, but my knowledge of speakers is pretty low. Anyhow, I've received this Creative 5.1 set on the super cheap, and upon unpacking I notice this epoxy / hardened resin-like substance stuck on the subwoofer cone. Shoddy build quality, that's for sure - but is it considered acceptably normal? Will it affect sound performance? I have no idea how "good" these sound so I can't gauge whether they'd be defective or not.


All I see is an untreated paper cone with a foam surround and some shadows. It looks like some one missed the mark spray painting the dust cap.
    
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Looks fine , unless you hear vibrations rattle or hum , Hows it sound to you ?
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I think you are referring to the two glue lines? It's intentional.

That's the two wires that run to the voice coil. The wires are routed through the cone halfway up, where they won't hit anything, then run down into the coil. The glue holds them in place.

Many speakers have that, but on some its under the dust cap where you can't see it.
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JBL does the same thing to many of their drivers. Nothing to worry about.
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