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    Any chance anyone has ever dug around the innards of an old 30pin iPod speaker dock from Klipsch ?

    ive been requested to try to fix the blown woofer. I didn’t find a direct replacement searching the model number on the driver. Does anyone recognize it and have a suggested drop-in replacement?

    the reason that this is not just going in the trash in favor of a new Bluetooth speaker is a long story

    Thanks
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    I see 2-1/8" across the outside of the surround.
    That's essentially the same as the ND64/65 series.
    You could likely fit one in there, maybe on a spacer/adapter ring.

    If there's no vent, then the Q of a 65-4 (near 0.70-ish) might be the most appropriate.

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    • #3
      thanks for the suggestion Chris. it's a vented enclosure and it will be very difficult to measure the volume so it complicates things a bit. perhaps i'll just seal it.

      there's really not much room for an adapter plate so i was hoping to find something with the same screw pattern. it's funny, i happen to have some drivers on hand that i got out of a prefab pastic tv-speaker enclosure
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      i bought from PE a few years ago and it's almost exactly the right size. issue is that it has odd offset/backset mounting points which complcates fitting it into this cabinet.

      i'm trying to keep an eye out for matching (nominal) impedence to keep the amp functional for the foreseable future.

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      • #4
        Well, i THINK mine measure 2-5/8" C-C across the holes.
        Those look like 2-11/16"? PDC!
        A "nominal" 8ohm driver has a DCR (Re) close to 6 ohms. The ND65-8 might be as close as you'll find.

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        • #5
          Have you tried asking Klipsch for parts?

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          • #6
            Thanks for the feedback guys. I should have tried contacting Klipsch. In the meantime I found a workaround.... I bought a new Bluetooth speaker and found an old 30pin iPod doc with USB and 1/8" headphone jack output that both plug into the new speaker. That allowed replacing the blown unit completely. An ugly solution, but it is what it is.

            I also unplugged 1 of the woofers from that Klipsch unit when i reassembled it. now it's tolerable to listen to (even though the other woofer is partially damaged as well). when you're more than a few feet away you can't tell the 'low' end is not in stereo... there are still tweeters for both channels. It's likely it will end up in the garbage tho :-(

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            • #7
              You can buy a used one on eBay and take parts from it.

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              • #8
                Those look a lot like the drivers in the Pro Media computer speakers. I have about 20 of them somewhere in the garage. I will try to dig them out and verify it today.

                I have used the GR8 Research LGK in place of the Klipsch drivers as a drop in and was very satisfied.

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