Originally Posted by Tsar
So my speakers just arrived and one of the tweeters has a very small indent in it, it is around 1/4 of a inch long and less than a 1 mm in depth.
I tried to remove it using tape and by pushing them from behind which made alot of difference,
Will this effect the sound quality? I do hope not as they were a very good price.
The effect should not be major or noticeable to most.
Read some of this... depending on the tweeter size and material some of the ideas of how to pull it out are useful; http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/702826-dent-tweeter-domes-affect-sound-lot.html
If the speakers are new I would be throwing a fit right now. If the speakers are used... I would be fairly upset if this flaw was not listed in the sale advert.
Either way I would be quite upset. My wife put a usb cable on top of a $3000 pair of speakers and the tweeter sucked up the end of the USB cable from the magnet and absolutely smashed the tweeter. The most noticeable difference seemed to be in the imaging department. But my tweeter was badly damaged. Lesson learned don't run my speakers without the speaker grilles because no matter how many times I tell my wife not to put things on top... she does.
I ordered a replacement tweeter. It wasn't cheap but it put my mind at ease. Who knows there might not have been any difference at all but I believed that I could perceive a difference.
Again though what I perceived to be different was only in imaging... If you don't have the scenario to produce a strong image or if there isn't a lot of damage I doubt it will make much of a difference.Edited by givmedew - 9/4/13 at 3:56am