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Damaged monitor

Hi,

My left channel monitor (Titus Es) fell off it's stand last night (I don't have them anchored in any way which is another issue) and damaged the upper corner of the cabinet.

The corner is folded in about one half inch or so. The monitor still sounds ok but I'm not an expert in this area and am looking for repair suggestions.

PS...What can I use to anchor monitors to stand without damaging cabinet?

thanks

Howard

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Re: Damaged monitor

blu-tack, an adhesive that originally came from the business/school world, but is used to terrific effect in the audio world.

http://www.blutack.com/

Found at office supply shops, the big ones, that is. Call ahead, or check the given website. About $5-6 for enough to do about 50 pairs of speakers. Very grippy stuff. I've seen it peel the paint and surface right off some speakers. It will certainly anchor your speakers quite well. Better definend sonics and bass will be the immediate result.

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Thanks

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Blu-tack is good but is a brand name and as far as I can tell, similar products with different names are equally fine. So grab it, or whatever is available. Craft/art supply stores, in addition to office supply stores, have "poster putty" too.

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Thanks, I picked up some reusable poster putty today and it seems to be fine. I also spoke to the retailer who sold me the monitors who suggested that if they still sound ok, I shouldn't worry. He also said that it would cost more to fix than to buy another speaker.

I am in the process of upgrading my system anyway but now the timetable just became shorter.

thanks for your help.

Howard

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Is your speaker finish wood veneer, melamine or vinyl? You might have to approach repair differently based on this.

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Just be careful that the stuff you buy does not have large amounts of oil and stain your speakers..as well as creeping into the veneer.

Try some of the stuff on two pieces of paper, and then see if the putty outgasses oil of any kind. let it sit for a few days, then check for oil and creep. If it does do the dirty deeds, get it off your speakers as soon as possible.

Which is the reason behind the blu-tack recommendation. We know it works. No oil, no creep.

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thanks, I'll run the test this weekend and see what happens.

HAR

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Hi Jackfish,

The cabinet is a wood veneer. I'm going to write the manufacturer (Triangle) to see if they have any speakers lying around since they discontinued the Titus line earlier this year. I may find a single monitor at their warehouse.

I've also spoken to a few friends who are audio geeks and the consensis is to simply buy anothor speaker. They suggest that aside from the crossover being shaken loose, the rest of the inner workings should be able to withstand some minor rough housing. It may never perform as originally set-up however.

Anyway, as I mentioned, I'm close to upgrading very soon and plan on auditioning the Quad ESL Series and the new Wilson Duette's/Sofia 2's shortly. Hopefully in a few months I can use the Titus as "real" bookshelf monitors for my office.

Thanks for the help.

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