Gene’s Speaker Repair Words of Wisdom

Gene has been Reconing Speakers at the Speaker Exchange since 1987.  He is the PRO!!!

If you have Vintage speaker repair that require that certain “touch”, Gene is your man. He can work miracles. Needless to say, standard speaker repairs are no problem for him.

Here are Gene’s thoughts about his many years of Speaker Repairs:

What is your favorite speaker repair” Gene: “EVM12L because it is pretty standard”

What is the strangest speaker you have ever repaired: Gene: “I don’t remember the brand name, but it had a flat panel on top and four voice coils in the magnet. It is so unique, I’ve only seen it that one time”.

What is the hardest speaker repair” Gene: “That’s got to be the Ohm F. I have to reuse the cone and keep it intact and there are always some dings that I have to try to smooth out. They take alot of time and attention to detail”.

What is the oldest speaker you have repaired” Gene: “Probably a 1930’s field coil. It might have been a Philco, but I could be wrong. It had the old spider that really looked like a spider (editors note: old spiders were not made from cloth. they were hard paper with arms that looked like record spindle inserts).

What’s your favorite sounding speaker” Gene:  “Tannoy. Got to to be Tannoy. High end Tannoy. They are machined the best and have been around since before World War II.”

What is your least favorite speaker repair” Gene: “Anything old and dirty and rusted that I have to sand and clean and mess with”.

So Gene, what do you think about speakers” Gene: “They’re magnetic.”

Can you tell, Gene is a man of few words with a very dry sense of humor”

3 thoughts on “Gene’s Speaker Repair Words of Wisdom

  1. ALEX says:

    I was wondering if gene has ever worked on the 15” stentorian speakers
    I am in the process of repairing a pair,I need a compression diaphram
    for the z12653. cross over type cx 3000.I have been searching for this
    type of speaker,i have been on speaker forums,no luck yet.

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