48 Brook Rd South
Cobourg On K9G 4G1
(416) 414-8900
fabaudio@bellnet.ca




(416) 414-8900
48 Brook Rd South
Cobourg, Ontario
K9G 4G1




Fab Audio Speaker Repairs
Fab Audio Speaker Repairs

We have moved!!

Fab Audio is NOW LOCATED in Cobourg Ontario!
Our new address is: 48 Brook Rd South, Cobourg On K9G 4G1. For convenient drop off and pick up off at the Manville Scarborough location call Jim @ 416-414-8900 during business hours Tues, Wed & Thurs between 9am and 5pm or to set up an appointment during off hours. Fab Audio will still be THE choice for you when it comes to your valued sound systems.
A special note from Jim:
"During our transitional period from Scarborough to Cobourg, if you are having a hard time getting a hold of us on a land line, call me (Jim) on my cell 416-414-8900"

Fab Audio Speaker Repairs

Vintage Speakers

We now have a wide variety of raw drivers in stock and for sale, for speaker hobbiests or to use as replacement speakers!

Fab Audio Speaker Repairs

Craftsmanship

Fab Audio has long been recognized far & wide as a premier facility, reconing & repairing many thousands of speakers over more than 30 years!

Fab Audio Speaker Repairs

Full Service

From Reconing & Surround Replacement to Voice Coil Replacement, Cross-over Work plus Diaphragm Repair and Replacement... we do it all!.

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Classic Sound

Everything is changing so fast! Getting smaller and smaller. However you just can't beat the sound of old world craftsmanship in Classic Speakers.

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Quality Control

Every repair is performed by a skilled and qualified technician. We painstakingly go over each detail in our quest for the perfect sound.

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Please pick up any equipment
at our Scarborough Location
(127 Manville Road Unit #8)
before the end of May.
To make an appointment for pickup please call Jim: 416-414-8900
Fab Audio cannot be responsible
for pickups at this location
beyond the end of May.



Business Hours


Business Hours for FAB%20Audio

or by appointment.

416•414•8900




We have moved!!

Fab Audio is NOW LOCATED in Cobourg Ontario!
Our new address is: 48 Brook Rd South, Cobourg On K9G 4G1. For convenient drop off and pick up off at the Manville Scarborough location call Jim @ 416-414-8900 during business hours Tues, Wed & Thurs between 9am and 5pm or to set up an appointment during off hours. Fab Audio will still be THE choice for you when it comes to your valued sound systems.
A special note from Jim:
"During our transitional period from Scarborough to Cobourg, if you are having a hard time getting a hold of us on a land line, call me (Jim) on my cell 416-414-8900"


Fab Audio Speaker Repairs

Vintage Speakers

We now have a wide variety of raw drivers in stock and for sale, for speaker hobbiests or to use as replacement speakers!


Fab Audio Speaker Repairs

Craftsmanship

Fab Audio has long been recognized far & wide as a premier facility, reconing & repairing many thousands of speakers over more than 30 years!


Fab Audio Speaker Repairs

Full Service

From Reconing & Surround Replacement to Voice Coil Replacement, Cross-over Work plus Diaphragm Repair and Replacement... we do it all!.


Full Service

Classic Sound

Everything is changing so fast! Getting smaller and smaller. However you just can't beat the sound of old world craftsmanship in Classic Speakers.


image01

Quality Control

Every repair is performed by a skilled and qualified technician. We painstakingly go over each detail in our quest for the perfect sound.


Fab Audio Speaker Repairs





Services

Performed by qualified technicians.

Reconing; surround, cone, voice coil, spider, dust cap and lead wire replacements; diaphragm repair and replacements, cross-over work, speaker replacements.

We service all brands and also offer custom speaker and 2-channel audio design.


Reconing

This is the process of removing all the moving parts of a speaker driver and replacing them with new parts. The parts are called a speaker recone kit. A kit consists of a cone, spider, voice-coil, lead wires, dust cap and gasket. A full recone is usually necessary when: the suspensions (surround, spider) are collapsed (in a down or negative position); the voice-coil is rubbing (there are numerous varieties of this phenomenon e.g. the voice coil is bottomed, overheated or blown); or, the spider or cone is ripped and not available separately. Original recone parts are often available and, when not, replacement or after-market parts are usually available. We take great care to match the individual parts as closely as possible to the original.

Surround Replacement

This is a repair usually used for hi-fi drivers as they are the most common speakers that use foam material for the outer cone suspension. The foam surround has a usual life expectancy of 8 - 14 years depending on climate, usage and speaker placement. Direct sunlight (ultra violet rays) as well as a very dry or humid climate will speed up the deterioration process. Being near salt water will also have an effect on the speaker surround life. At Fab Audio, we carefully select the surround type to match the original part. Mass and compliance are very important. We pay close attention to these details when restoring a speaker.

Voice Coil Replacement

This type of repair is normally performed on vintage and older speakers where recone kits are no longer available. The moving parts are extracted without damage and the voice-coil is matched and replaced. When matching a voice-coil, the following need to be considered: material - phospher-bronze, aluminum, paper, Kapton - diameter and height of the former, height of winding, wire material - aluminum, copper, flat or round, number of layers - and impedance. The voice-coil replacement process is time consuming, requires skill and is expensive. However, if properly working vintage speakers are important to you, then voice-coil replacement is a good decision.



Cone Replacement

A cone can only be replaced if there are no other damaged or worn parts. Cone replacements are usually performed on a speaker that has been accidentally ripped (a flying shoe or thrown beer bottle?). This repair type depends on the availability of the cone. Otherwise a complete recone kit would have to be installed.

Cross-Over Work

When all speakers in a cabinet are functioning properly when hooked up individually, but not working when hooked up through the terminals, there is usually a cross-over or terminal problem. Cross-overs are mainly made up of resistors, capacitors, inductors, L-pads, wiring and sometimes circuit boards. We have all these parts on-hand and, because we also have many years of design experience, can repair most cross-over problems.

Dust Cap/Lead Wire Replacement

Dust Caps
The dust cap keeps dirt/dust from getting into the voice-coil gap. Also, the dust cap can affect the sound of the speaker. For example, an aluminum dust cap attached to the voice-coil former will add a substantial amount of high frequency. We closely match the size and material (aluminum, paper, felt, cloth, plastic, rubber etc.) of the replacement dust cap to the original.

Lead Wires
When a speaker does not work or measure on a multi meter, but all parts seem good and are moving freely, the speaker may only need lead wire replacements and not a full recone. When you take your speakers to a repair shop do not allow them to take a knife to your speaker (cut it open) before proper testing has been completed. Otherwise, you will be paying for a whole recone when the less expensive repair of lead wire replacement was all that was needed. However, it is possible, through arcing, that the voice-coil is damaged below the spider where the winding separates from the coil and runs up the former. In this case a full recone may be necessary.



Diaphragm Repair and Replacement

Sometimes a compression driver diaphragm or dome tweeter diaphragm can be repaired if the wire on the coil is not burnt or has not come unwound. This repair, when possible, can save a lot of money, especially for compression diaphragms.

Spider Replacement

This repair is performed when the spider only has a tear (usually circular around coil). The cone kit is carefully removed without damage and a new spider is installed. Most often this repair is performed on vintage and occasionally on pro speakers.

Speaker Replacement Parts

For one reason or another, a speaker repair may not be possible. In this case, replacing the entire speaker part would be the only alternative. We can provide an original (or a very close match) replacement speaker (sub, woofer, mid or tweeter).









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Cobourg On K9G 4G1
fabaudio@bellnet.ca

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