Lockdown and delayed delivery
A lockdown of five weeks starts today in the Netherlands. This lockdown (together with the amount of Christmas mail) will cause delayed deliveries. Do you take this into account?
Shipping to the United States only with track and trace
Due to the Corona crisis, shipments to the United States take so long (six to eight weeks) that we have spoken to many customers in recent weeks who doubt whether their order (sent as regular mail) has actually been shipped. As of today, to provide assurance to our customers, we ship all shipments to the United States with a tracking number only. Unfortunately, this means that the shipping costs can be relatively high with an order.
Delivery still delayed
The delivery times have not been shortened over the last weeks...
Within the Netherlands: 2-3 working days
United Kingdom: 20-25 business days
United States and Canada: 30-50 business days
Western Europe: 5-10 working days
Rest of Europe: 8-12 working days
This is based on the information we collected up to June 19th.
Delivery times update
The delivery times have not been shortened during last week, rather deliveries have been delayed further.
Within the Netherlands: 2-3 working days
United Kingdom: 20-25 business days
United States and Canada: 30-50 business days
Western Europe: 5-10 working days
Other Europe: 8-12 working days
This is the information we collected up to May 29th.
Due to the Corona crisis, delivery times are much longer than you are used to from us. Based on our contact with customers all over the World, we give you our latest estimate.
Within the Netherlands: 2-3 working days
United Kingdom: 10-15 business days
United States and Canada: 20-30 business days
Western Europe: 5-10 working days
Rest of Europe: 8-12 working days
This is the information as per May 22nd.
B&W does not yet resume production
B&W has informed us that they have stopped production due to the Corona crisis and that it will not resume in the short term. In principle, all B&W parts in our shop are (still) available, but if in doubt, please contact us. Parts that we do not have in stock and whose delivery has been delayed have a notification about this in red in the item description.
Ferrofluid for tweeters now in stock.
We have ferrofluid for tweeters in stock again. All ferrofluid purchases made in the past few days will be shipped today.
Ferrofluid for tweeters available again soon
Due to the Corona crisis, the supply of ferrofluid for tweeters has been seriously delayed, but we expect to be able to supply the ferrofluid again within a few days.
When will your order be shipped?
Since many shops have closed, we have also experienced an increase in work. Not only do we have to pack and ship more packages, we also receive more questions from customers about how and what to repair speakers. In addition, we are spending more time than ever on reassuring customers who are faced with delayed deliveries (especially in the UK and US). This means that we can currently guarantee that your order placed before 11 am the same day (if during a working day) will be shipped. Normally this was 12:00, but we really need the extra hour at the moment to have all orders ready for PostNL on time.
Surcharges for shipments outside of Europe
Due to the changes in international (air) transport as a result of the Corona crisis, our carrier will charge a surcharge for all shipments outside Europe from April 13th. As of April 17th, we are forced to pass this surcharge on to our customers. Here's the letter we received (in Dutch, pdf).
Delayed delivery to the USA?
Because the USA has suspended all (passenger?) flights between continental Europe and the USA starting March 13th it is possible your delivery to the USA will take longer than usual. Most probably your parcel will be rerouted through the UK, which should take a few days more than normal.
Migration to new faster web server
Because we needed more server capacity, this website was migrated to another web server yesterday, during the migration you may have encountered problems when 'browsing' or placing your order. If the latter is the case and it has not yet been resolved, please contact us so that we can resolve it asap.
Delayed mail delivery
Due to 'Black Friday', 'Cyber Monday' and the holidays the mail will take longer than normal. Please be extra patient because delivery might take longer than usual.
Rubber surround for Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 woofer
Now in stock, a special rubber surround for the Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 woofer. More info here.
Above a picture of the Diamond 9.1 woofer with the new surround mounted.
Special diaphragm for Cerwin Vega tweeters
The diaphragm below seems a lookalike of the famous Foster / Fostex tweeters, but with a slightly longer shaft this diaphragm is different.
We finally have been able to secure some of these diaphragms, which are hard to come by. Available now, more info here.
How to - replace a dust cap
We just put a manual on how to replace a dust cap online, you can find it here.
Replacement tweeter for B&W P6
The tweeter for the B&W P6 (ZZ10030) is unfortunately no longer available, but the B&W PM1 tweeter (HF01007) has specifications that are almost identical and therefore this tweeter gives excellent results with the P6. You will need to adjust the screw holes in the speaker cabinet slightly.
Above the result after the exchange. You can find the tweeter here.
New version software website
Our new website looks different from the one you were used to. Not just the markup is different (even though we hope you can still recognise our style), but the software engine driving the website has also changed quite a lot. The software we used before was initially written in 2012-2013 - the digital Dark Ages. Since then a lot has changed. More and more people switched to mobile devices to surf the web, posing different requirements to websites. Also the requirements about safety and privacy have changed a lot. Over the last few years we have kept up by using patches and additions to the initial software, but it was time for a change. Hence the new software.
We sincerely hope you like it as much as we do, and you can easily find your way around our large selection of speaker parts. If you have any suggestions or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
JBL tweeter voor Northridge series available again
In stock again, JBL tweeter for Northridge E and EC-series. While stock lasts only.
New: rubber surround for JBL Control 1 woofers
After several requests we have decided to add rubber surrounds for the JBL Control 1 woofers to our product range. These surrounds can be used to replace the foam surrounds, the thickness and kind of rubber used allow this. The surrounds are now available on this website.
Due to an error during an update, ordering on our webshop during the last twelve hours has not been possible. The problem has now been resolved.
Mail services to Canada
Mail services in Canada seem to have gone back to 'normal', so we will offer regular shipping options to Canada during a four week trial. If problems occur again with deliveries in Canada we will suspend this service and return to 'insured only' delivery services to Canada.
Square foam surrounds
We have succeeded in purchasing a small stock of 4- and 5 inch square foam surrounds. You will find these in the menu under the heading 'Foam surrounds - By size - Square surrounds'. Available while stock lasts.
New: special rubber surround for KEF IQ and Uni-Q woofers
Unfortunately, during the production of the KEF IQ and Uni-Q series an inferior rubber surround which decays relatively quickly was mounted. We offer a solution for this: a high-quality rubber surround, in accordance with the original specifications, which can replace the broken surround. Suitable for all KEF IQ and Uni-Q woofers with a 116 mm cone size.
New: special foam surround for REL Quake (Westra PW-250-2158)
From now on we have a new foam surround in our product range for the REL Quake subwoofer (Westra PW-250-2158). This surround was specially designed to be mounted behind the cone of the woofer, with a specially developed inner glue edge. We have also made a manual for the repair.
Dali parts again
We have once again managed to lay hands on a number of new original Dali parts. These spare are:
Tweeter GRAND Diva
Woofer Euphonia MS-5
Tweeterunit IKON 6
Woofer Helicon 400
Woofer Euphonia MS-4
Mid Euphonia MS-5
Tweeter module Helicon
Woofer Helicon 800mk2
Woofer AW-8 sub
Tweeter Dali 6006
Woofer Dali 6006
AMP unit BASIS 100
AMP unit Trio Active SUB
AMP unit Fazon SUB 1
AMP unit S 1.2 (suite)
Nutrition Fazon SUB 2
Woofer Dali Evidence 470
Tweeter Dali Suite 2.5
Base (foot) IKON SUB
These will become available in the shop in the coming weeks. If you are interested before they are published you can contact us.
Black fine speakercloth
Today we nearly ran out of fine black speaker cloth.... We are really sorry. We ordered more, and we expect to able to deliver in 2-3 weeks.
Shutdown in USA and delivery of your order
We would like to inform all customers in the USA it seems US customs do not release any items anymore due to the shutdown. All parcels we traced over the last days are stuck at customs clearance. Please note the shutdown might delay the delivery of your items as well.
Tweeters for B&W DM60x S2 series
Lately we get a lot of questions about parts to repair or replace the tweeter in the B&W DM60x S2 series. Unfortunately, these parts are no longer available. The tweeter of the B&W DM60x S3 series is unfortunately not interchangeable with the S2 series because this tweeter is mounted in the cabinet in a different way. If you have a defective DM60x S2 tweeter, it is best to look for a tweeter at the second-hand market. If you find one here, we strongly advise you to replace the ferrofluid in the tweeter to ensure a longer lifespan. More information about this can be found elsewhere on this website.
New 5½ inch rubber surround for a 11,1 cm conesize
Now available: a rubber surround with the sizes:
14 - 13,1 - 11,1 - 10,2
The articlecode is R555.
Original Dali loudspeaker / replacement parts
Recently we bought a lot of Dali parts from a Dutch Dali dealer who went out of business. Many of the parts are no longer available elsewhere and are no longer produced / delivered by Dali. The parts incluse original Dali woofers, midranges, tweeters, but also other parts like terminals, spikes, grilles etc.
All Dali parts will gradually become available on this website, but a lot of them can already been seen in an overview here. All parts are new and original but the numbers are limited, of most parts there is only one piece available. Because these parts can no longer be ordered from Dali, we will only send these parts with a track and trace number.
New: applicator for glue behind the speakercone
Can be of great help to apply glue behind the speakercone:
The nozzle is 1 mm in diameter and the nozzle is blunt. More info and examples of applications here.
More vintage original spares on their way
We have been offered a lot of orginal vintage spares, mainly reconekits and diaphragms. All parts are original and pretty rare. They have been in storage in a music shop in the South of The Netherlands for quite some time, but the shop will close its doors. The items include a.o.:
RCF l18 851
Peavey impulse 10 basket
Peavey impulse 12 inch black widow basket
Tannoy 1273 6 inch
We expect the items to arrive next Thurday and we will gradually put them on offer after inspecting and takng some pictures. Some of these will be available once, from other we will have more than one piece available. If you need more info, or you want to reserve an item please contact us through the main menu.
No more deliveries to Brazil and Mexico
After losing several shipments to Brazil and Mexico (despite shipping with full tracking services) we have decided to suspend shipping services to these countries until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Shipping to Canada
Over the last few months we have lost quite a few shipments (in?) to Canada. As a result starting today we will only ship to Canada with a registered service. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
SPAM filters ...
To prevent people from being flooded by unwanted emails, more and more people are installing a SPAM filter. Unfortunately, these filters do not always work correctly100%. It is possible that the filter considers a 'real' e-mail from us to be SPAM - mostly because the filter thinks that our e-mail is about an 'offer' instead of a purchase. As a result, customers sometimes do not seem to receive our emails because the filter moves the mail to the 'SPAM' or 'Unwanted email' folder. We advise you to scan this folder every now and then for real e-mails. Most filters are self-learning systems and when you mark an email marked as 'SPAM' as 'real email' the filter will adjust the algorithm over time.
Browsing with SSL security
This website is now fully secured with SSL encryption. Your surfing behavior can therefore not be viewed by third parties. However, third parties can still read your metadata - they can see which site you are on. However, the content is sent encrypted.
You can add this URL to your favorites: https://speakerrepairshop.nl/en/home
Gray speaker cloth available
The gray speaker cloth is now (limitedly) available again.
Due to the unknown cause, the website was not available in English from February 20th until today. This problem has now been solved. Sorry for the inconvenience.
New: precision applicator for glue
For the precise application of glue in small quantities, for example:
- between cone and foam surround
- on the 'lip' of a dust cap
- on a tweeter diaphragm
The nozzle is less than 1 mm in diameter and the nozzle is blunt - the applicator can contain a maximum of 3 cc of glue. More info and examples on how to use it here.
Prices JBL and Infinity parts
As of 1 January, Harman has (drastically) increased the prices of a large number of spare parts, sometimes even by more than 100% compared to the price we paid in 2017. If we no longer have stock and have to replenish our stock, we will unfortunately have to charge these new prices to our customers. Unfortunately, for a few articles that is with immediate effect.
Failed update - ordering impossible on January 1st
Due to an incomplete update, ordering was not possible on January 1st . This problem has been corrected (02-01, 03:05 AM)
Shipping costs in 2018
Because the costs that are charged to us for the shipment of goods will increase as of 1 January, the costs that we pass on to our customers will also increase as of that date. We will calculate the new (higher) costs for all sales from 1 January 2018. Not the dispatch date but the purchase date thus determines which shipping costs will be charged.
New: glue in insulating packaging - frost free
Because our glue is a water-based glue, this glue runs the risk of freezing if it is stored in temperatures under zero degrees for too long. To prevent this, we now also offer our 50 ml glue in an insulating packaging. The glue is wrapped in aluminum foil, and then in several layers of bubble plastic. The result is unfortunately that it is too big to be sent as a letter, it has to be sent as a parcel.
You can find the new glue here.
Parts for B & W DM60x S3 series no longer produced
B&W has informed us that the support for the B&W DM60x S3 series has ended. This means that the current (small) stock of spare items will no longer be supplemented by B&W with new production and articles will eventually no longer be available. If you are in possession of an S3 loudspeaker, it may be useful to purchase spare parts as long as they are still available.
Website temporary unusable
Due to a failing Wi-Fi connection our website has been unusable last Saturday. The Wi-Fi connection failed during an update of the website. By now (04.27 AM GMT + 1) the problem has been resolved. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Shop temporarily unusable and later unreachable
By adding the domain http://www.speakerrepair.shop to our webshop, our site was temporarily unusable and unavailable due to an mistake made by our hoster. This problem has now been solved (14.03 Dutch time).
Replace speaker units in the cabinet and close it air tight
When you remove a speaker unit from the loudspeaker box, you usually will find a foam ring on the back of it, ensuring that the case is closed off airtight. Unfortunately, this ring also passes over time.
We now offer this 'Foam band', which lets you seal your speakers. You simply apply it with the sticking side, you can it as desired to get a thinner one, for instance for midranges.
You can find it here.
Repair manuals for B&W CDM1 tweeter
Because the & W CDM1 tweeter is no longer available, and all CDM1 tweeter will eventually suffer from hardening ferrofluid, we offer two manuals:
We advise all owners of the B&W CDM1 and similar tweeters (CDM1SE, CDM7, CDM7SE, CDMCSE, P4, P5 & CC6) to check the tweeter for the quality of the ferrofluid. This will prevent damage in the long term.
New glue (50cc) available from today.
The bottles for the 50cc glue have arrived, the item is available from now.
New glue (50 cc) not available in large quantities yet
Due to the delayed delivery of the new glue bottles, we can not deliver it in large quantities yet. We expect the new glue bottles to be delivered on Wednesday next week.
Because of this we have temporarily removed this glue from the assortment. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jamo 20531 tweeters
Jamo has contacted us about the Seas (Jamo code: 20531) tweeters used in the Concert series. We have told them we're interested, but unfortunately only one tweeter reached us undamaged. All the athers had dented domes. Once we solved this matter with Jamo the tweeter(s) might become available in our shop.
Manual for replacing the B&W N801S diaphragm now available
In the instructions section, we have added a manual for replacing a diaphragm for the B&W N801S (TS26 80) tweeter. This tweeter is no longer available and one by one the diaphragms start to break down. Using this manual and some spare parts, you can give your N801S tweeter a second life.
New product: rubber surround for B&W DM603 S3 woofer now available
Available, starting now, special rubber surrounds to repair the woofers in the DM603 S3. The surround is available in black only, but fits both the black and the grey woofers. Since the woofer itself is no longer available fro B&W and B&W won't start the production again this is your chance to safe your speakers.
Replace a rubber surround on a B&W woofer?
Finally.... A 'how to' on this subject. You can find a photo report here (or look in the 'instructions' menu). A description will be added to the pictures soon.
Shipping to Portugal only with Track and trace
Due to Portuguese Post performing really bad over the last few months we have decided all shipments to Portugal have to be shipped with track and trace and insurance. We stop offering a regular service due to a load of complaints we have received lately. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.
New foam surround for VIFA / JBL unit now available
We have produced a new special foam surround for a 4 inch VIFA / JBL unit. This foam surrounds has the article code F4jbl and is a special surround for these units:
- JBL V2204A-S
- JBL LX2004 mid
- JBL LX2005 mid
- JBL LX2000 center woofer
- JBL 9730614
- JBL 9730617
- VIFA Bc11sg06-12
The new foam surround is available now.
Discount codes / coupons found on the Internet
Last week we were confronted with a client who had found a coupon on the Internet. We wish to emphasize here that we never publish coupons on the Internet, and never have used or intend to use generic coupons. Every website claiming to have a discount code for our shop keeps you fool. These websites just want to attract attract 'traffic' and generate a revenue from advertisements showed to the visitors. Don't let them fool you!
Coating for paper cones now in stock
The coating for paper speaker cones we announced before is now in stock (picture is a link):
The coating is also available without the large brush.
Rare spares JBL and Infinity - now available
The lot JBL- and infinity spare parts we have taken over is now available in this shop. A small number of items is not online yet because we can not confirm yet for which series these are suitable. Another small number has already been sold.
An overview of the items from this lot that are currently available can be found here:
You will find many articles no longer available elsewhere. Some items we have more than one copy in stock, you can identify these items by the number in the articlecode. If you want to know how many we have in stock, please contact us. We offer only one copy online at a time because Google regards offering identical copies as "keyword spamming" and the items will subsequently not be indexed (and thus can not be found via Google search). All items without a number in the article code are single unique articles. For all parts: Available while stock lasts.
Soon available: special coating for paper cones
Due to popular demand available soon: a coating that can be applied to paper cones to increase stiffness. We expect to be able to provide the coating in the second week of November.
The unprocessed paper cone.
The paper cone, a layer of coating has been applied.
The paper cone, after applying two layers of coating. A small change in color is noticed but the cone has gained stiffness. A third layer can be applied.
Update and visibility of menus
During an update performed on Oct. 15th both the top menu and the 'product menu' were not visible for about twelve hours. The problem has been resolved now.
Error - no orders possible, problem solved
Due to wrong (disc-quota) settings of our internet server a software-update failed last night - because of this no orders were possible from 03.00 AM onward. By now the problem has been solved.
Yesterday, during a software update, an error occurred. As a consequence no delivery method could be selected - making ordering impossible. The error has been resolved now.
SSL certificate error
Due to an incorrect setting on our server yesterday, you may have seen a message while in the ordering process during a short period about our security (SSL) certificate - the name of the certificate and the name of the server temporarily did not match. This problem has been resolved, you can order again over a secure connection.
Replacement of your speaker cloth
Due to popular demand, we have created a manual for replacing speaker your cloth. You can find it here or look under 'instructions' in the top menu.
Soon available (limited amount): woofer for Infinity Overture Series
The woofer used in the Infinity Overture series (part number 333773-001) has long been unavailable from Infinity. Due to sufficient demand from the market Infinity has decided to produce a very limited number of woofers as a service to the owners of the Overture series. Infinity has promised us a total of twenty woofers - once sold for this type woofer those woofer will no longer be availabe. We expect to receive the woofers mid-June, the price will be approximately EUR 60,- per unit (excluding VAT).
New product: piece of foam, flat, to create a piece of foam according to your own wish
To produce your own (flat) foam surround.
The diameter of this article is 200 mm.
The thickness is 0,6 mm.
You can use this article for, for example:
- Creating your own (flat) foam surrounds
- Creating a piece of foam to use with tweeters (eg Focal, Eminence) or to cover a cabinet (JBL) to increase damping
New product: foam surround for JBL / Harman Kardon Go + Play now available
Available, starting now, special foam surrounds to repair the small woofers in the JBL Go + Play.
New: your orders will be processed using HTTPS (encryption) from now on.
Starting now all orders will be processed using the HTTPS protocol. This means the connection between your computer and our server is encrypted and third parties can not see your personal data.
Do you know that your B&W tweeter may simply be repaired?
Some tweeters from B&W are no longer available, for instance tweeters from expensive series like CDM 1, CDM 1SE, CDM 7, CDM 7SE, Reference P4, Reference P5 etcetera. These tweeters all stop working properly over time - but they are usually not really broken!
Although the tweeters don't play well, or maybe don't even produce sound, they are usually not fysically broken. The problem usually is the liquid used between the voice coil and magnet hardened. This fluid is called 'ferrofluid'. If you replace this fluid you can make your tweeters sound like new for less then 20 EURO.
Know more? You can find the full story here. The part that will enable you to repair your tweeters can be found here.
Available now: foam surround for VIFA P17WH-26 woofer / midrange
Every now and then we see a special unit, like this one from VIFA. A 4 inch speakercone fitted with a wide rolled foam surround to allow maximal excursion. We have produced this foam surround, and it's available now. The brand Piega used many of these units in their speakers, so if you own a Piega you might be looking for this one.
B&W parts no longer available from B&W
B&W has announced to us the following items are no longer in stock and will not be produced again:
Tweeter 600 S1 U/S Blk Dia Metal Dome
HF DIAPHRAGM DM601/2/3/4-S1
Tweeter 600 S2 U/S Blk Dia Ali Dome
HIGH FREQUENCY DIAPHRAGM (TYPE 6)
Tweeter LCR6 S2 SH Ali Dome
Tweeter 500 600 U/S Metal Dome
DM5xx, 61x, 62x, 63x,64x series & SCM8
Tweeter CM2/4/6 U/S Ali Dome
Bass Unit 6" Kev Blk Surr&D-Cap U/S
Bass Unit 7" Kev Blk Surr&D-Cap U/S
Some of those we still have in stock. Whilse stock lasts, we can provide the parts. After that we're sorry, but we can't.
Replacement for Infinity Polyspherite tweeters available
For years infinity wasn't able to supply replacements for the Polyspherite tweeters. Some time ago Infinity has resumed production of the tweeter 902-6682. This tweeter is an official replacement for the following original Polyspherite tweeters:
Please note that if you have another tweeter than the 90-6682 and you replace it with the 902-6682 Infinity advises to replace both the tweeters.
The tweeter can be ordered and now will be delivered from July 7th.
The software our webshop uses suffered from one or more corrupt files making it inoperable. This problem has been resolved too. Everything is back online. We're sorry for any onconvience caused.