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Speaker fell on the floor, what to do?

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I got some polk audio RM6750s for Christmas and loving every minute of them. However I have them horridly positioned. My rears are on boxes with semi short cables ._. Problem is, my dog chased my cat and the rear speaker fell on the floor. These were very solid speakers and it just seemed like something inside is broken. I opened it up and it only appears that the speaker is lounged out of its socket? It feels as if something is moving inside when I give them a bit of a giggle.

Any ideas on how to fix? We are thinking of bringing them back to the store but I doubt they will replace that individual speaker, especially when these speakers are discontinued. eek. Cheers for any help. :'(
Edited by Domino - 12/29/10 at 4:45pm
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Do you have a way to take pictures of it?

EDIT: If everything looks undamaged, you could try to get some sort of glue or double sided tape and re-secure the speaker in the case.
Edited by halocog - 12/29/10 at 5:03pm
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Lol?
This is what makes OCN great, helpful and insightful posts like these.

Anyway, some pics would help. If the speaker came loose maybe you can screw it in or glue it? Otherwise take it to the shop and see what they'll do, contact the company that made the speaker, as it should have some sort of warranty, although they usually don't cover this kind of damage.

Worst case scenario if it is worth it to you pay to get it repaired.

EDIT: This is a home theater in a box system that costs less than $200 for the whole set? Just replace them man, get some better speakers. You should be spending $200 on just your mains.
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Do you have a way to take pictures of it?

EDIT: If everything looks undamaged, you could try to get some sort of glue or double sided tape and re-secure the speaker in the case.
I'll see if I can tomorrow (well later this day).

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Anyway, some pics would help. If the speaker came loose maybe you can screw it in or glue it? Otherwise take it to the shop and see what they'll do, contact the company that made the speaker, as it should have some sort of warranty, although they usually don't cover this kind of damage.
I don't think using glue is my speciality . It appears that they simply popped out of the socket. The speakers are in this metal casing which simply detached from the front. Might be able to just pop it back in.

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EDIT: This is a home theater in a box system that costs less than $200 for the whole set? Just replace them man, get some better speakers. You should be spending $200 on just your mains.
They aren't that cheap in Canada. They had them on for around 600 bucks which included basically a free 200-300 dollar receiver/amp. The cheapest 'latest' equivalent pair is 400 (currently on sale for 300 with no receiver/amp). Don't know why the prices are so much different compared to America.

We have a klipsche surround set for our TV which imo don't sound as good as these. Those speakers cost well over 1'000, along with a receiver that cost around 900. Unless they are not properly set up, the way I have these put together sound better. However nothing (that we own ) compares to our 20 year old JBLs which cost somewhere around 1'000-1'500 per tower 8D In other words I'm happy with them, and merely spending more does not make something necessarily better. Plus I'm on a university budget and just spent too much on necessities.

Even if they were only 200 they sound amazing. Very pleased with these puppies


Cheers for the input/help. I'll get an image tomorrow (later this day).
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Wasn't able to get a picture but the issue was resolved. Memory express is just going to exchange one of the speakers. 8D Thanks for the input guys.
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