Try putting a piece of scotch tape lightly over the dent and lightly try to pull the dent back...I wouldn't replace it unless it sounds bad.
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I would do the same as Thorman if I've got a dent. Having said that, if the dent is real serious I *may* get it replaced even though it sounds perfectly normal. Availability of parts and cost of replacement would then dictate my decision.
By the way, are you getting a friend to assist you in typing/reading the responses?
I replaced tweeters on both of my B&W DM 603s which I believe uses the same general construction as the LCR (I have one of those as well). The cost was fairly low--I think about $25 each (but it has been a while). The job was pretty simple too. It involves removing one of the mid-woofers in order to gain access to the inside of the box. The tweeter is held in place via a bayonet mount--twisting the tweeter about a quarter turn will release it from it's mounting ring. From there, it's a matter of unplugging the speaker wire lugs (they are the push on type--no soldering), and connecting the new tweeter. The US company for B&W (and Rotel) service is in Massachusetts and they were very helpful over the phone.
I tried some of those things, and it looks like it's pushed in a bit too far. I called the shop where I bought it from, and the guy that sold it to me said that he could help me out with it.
Thanks again guys for responding to my post. I'm sort of new at this whole AudioPhile thing...and I just learned a valuable lesson.
Just a surprising update on this:
Turns out that either the speaker had a bad tweeter in it, or I pushed it in so far that it damaged it enough to not work. I brought it back to the guy that sold it to me. (Dave at Future Sounds in Burlingame, CA)
The speaker itself is about a year and a half old. The first owner returned it to upgrade, and so I bought it about a month ago. Anyway, instead of trying to pull out the dent to see if that would fix it, Dave just pulled the whole tweeter out and swapped it for a new one--right there on the spot. That was it...no charge...no nothin'! I'd say that's pretty good service!
(I'm just glad I brought him a Starbucks gift card for being willing to look at it) :-)
Thanks again guys.