Dahlquist DQ10 Woofer Repair?


I need people's opinions on whether I should have my surround replaced (or attempt to do so myself) or spend a little extra and replace it with an after market woofer. Places like MCM Electronics sell woofers from the $20s to $60s so it may be just as cost effective to replace it.
My question then would become what specs other than size would I need to know before I could buy the new woofer?
hhawk
DO NOT REPLACE THE WOOFERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It will forever change the sound for the worse. Many mods have been tried with the dalquist speakers but they almost always ruin the sound. Refoaming of the woofers is easy. I have done it many times for myself and friends with perfect results each time. Good luck.
Anyone looking for the DQ-10 stands?
I no longer have ny DQ-10s but do have the
stands for sale. These raised the speakers
about a foot in the air and made them look great!
email if interested.
louisboo@internet.look.ca
How do you refoam DQ 10 Woofer? Who sells the material or repair kit? Thanks RDB
simplyspeakers (simplyspeakers.com) sells kits for (I think)
$27, or will do it for you if
you mail them the speakers. I haven't done it or used
any of their products/services, but am considering it. You might also ask in an audio store for people who do it locally.

Howard
Regnar is the ONLY place to send your Dahlquist's in for repair. NO ONE ELSE knows the line better than they do, and NO ONE ELSE can bring them back to factory specs better than them. Go to www.regnar.com for more info...you won't be sorry.
I refoamed my DQ10's without any problems - sound great now. Took most of a day. Purchased the kit from SimplySpeakers.
I agree...there is no need to ship your speakers to Regnar for simply refoaming...unless you are contemplating their complete refurbishment...which costs close to 1k...I would ask your local hi-end shop...or try your luck DIY>...
Check your mid-range driver as well as there are frequently linear radial cracks in the surrround. I had Regnar upgrade the caps, wiring, and reconed and suspended the Advent woofer. Very pleased with the result.
OK I am convinced to do the refoaming the DQ-10 speakers. Can you use acetone to remove the glue from the dges of the cone and the basket. Will the acetone not damage or burn the cone because I have found some very very sticky glue on the cone itself. I've tried to remov e completely the remaining glue for hours and I cant all of them. I am assuming acetone will be the answer. Thanks
Acetone will remove the old glue. Rubbing alcohol should as well. These links might be helpful:

Advent Speaker Refoaming Tips
Simply Speakers Refoaming Instructions
As Howard indicated above, I mailed my woofer from my Dahlquist DQ-20's to Simply Speakers(simplyspeakers.com). Got them back in very short order and they were done to perfection.
Slowlo,

I agree with the exception of Bill L. at MillerSound in Lansdale, Pa. He is considered probably the best speaker guy in the country on all speakers and was formerly the authorized Dahlquist service expert.
I tried to refoam my RS2001 Infinity Speakers a year ago and it is very difficult to center the foam exactly with the cone. It would be better to have a jig. Therefore, when my DQ10s required refoaming I sent them to Regnar. It took 6+ weeks for them to complete the job, but I was very satisfied with the result. They are still great speakers as I bi-amp them with a pair of DQ-1W subwoofers using Nikko Alpha 230 power amps.
Bbro is correct. Simply do this:

I agree with the exception of Bill L. at MillerSound in Lansdale, Pa. He is considered probably the best speaker guy in the country on all speakers and was formerly the authorized Dahlquist service expert.

Happy Listening.