Upgrading Speakers Be Confident

I have just upgraded my Laney IRT112 cabinet which had a HH 1280 in it.  Tools you need are number 8 spanner and a philips screw driver and gentle fingers.

Most upgrades are simple.  I took the back off which was 10 screws and then carefully rested the back on the cabinet as the wire has two slide in connections to the speaker which you ease of carefully.  They are not solded to the speaker they are N shaped connectors. Once I had done that I could move the wire and the back away.  The existing speaker is held in place by 4 nuts on through bolts from the front.  They came off easily and then you can lift off the speaker carefully.  As long as you upgrading the speaker with the exact same size, in my case 12 inch Celestion G12H 70th Anniversary.  When the speaker comes you have to attach the foam strips which are cut out to go on the edge of the cone of the speaker.  They are self sticking just peel back the self adhesive sticky.  Once you have dont that you carefully lower the speaker onto the 4 bolts with the two connectors at the top and in the same position as the speaker you removed.  You then put the washers and nuts on one by one carefully and tighten carefully, not too tight but so you havent squished the foam.  Now get the back slide the connectors in as they were on the previous speaker that is red on the left and black on the right and make sure wire isnt flapping too much by attaching either to the speaker with tape or to side of the cabinet.  Then carefully affix the back initially with 4 screws.  Then go test the speaker and if it is all ok and working then put the other six screws in, job done.

The whole thing took 15min to take the speaker out, 5 min to prepare the new speaker, 10 min to put the speaker in and about 5 min to test and finish off the remaining screws.

Last time, I paid to have this done and waited a week to get in the queue for other jobs.  Cost me about £20 in Thailand which is not much, but now I thought I would do it myself.

So Be Confident its easy to do!



About roberttwiddy

I live, work and play in Bangkok. My play is all about guitars. I enjoy researching guitar and sound equipment and spend more time on this than actually playing. I have 6 x six string guitars, 1 acoustic and 2 Bass guitars. I have 4 amps and 4 pedal boards and two band/looper boards. Bangkok is great for food, I have an on and off gf for the last two and a bit years here. It is also great for live gigs, music venues and shopping malls. A short drive gets you by the river or the sea and historic parks and temples galore. There also lots of pubs full of expats if you want to talk about Western culture. Service is here, as opposed to not in the UK. Thais will fix and do everything you need at a very low price and very quickly. My work is either teaching project management, soft skills or strategy and consulting on projects or soft skills. I am have been in business 30 years and held VP posts in computer hardware and software development. I have ACCA, NLP Master Practitioner and MBA. Enjoy my blog it may have more about music and sound equipment than anything as that is my passion at the moment!
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