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Old 04-12-2007   #26
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Default Re: Repairing ribbon drivers with kitchen foil

That looks like the right one. The ribbon will stretch to fit and the LCY's do have the slit in the middle, it's not 2 separate ones.

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Default Re: Repairing ribbon drivers with kitchen foil

It turns out they sent me the 100k ribbon by mistake. It was far too small. If I stretch it it won't even have ribbs anymore

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wow thats insane !

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wow thats insane !

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To really make this right you need special aluminum foil. From what I understand there is a convertor inside that needs to work with the proper thickness ribbon material.

Lcy also has that slit down the middle which I can't figure out how to replicate. You might need laser technology!

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I need some help from you guys. I bought these lcy 108s from ebay and I mistakenly let go of my tool in one of the ribbons. You know how that is Anyways, I took them out and look what I found. It looks like the magnet was covered with some foil that shreded itself to death with use or something. Is this going to affect performance even if I change the ribbon? How bad is the damage?

The stuff you see on the magnet is actually a coating on the magnet to prevent rust from forming.
I heard of using the foil from a certain type of capacitor to make new ribbon elements. You have to take apart the cap and unwind the foil to the length you need. The foil needs to be very thin.
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Default Re: Repairing ribbon drivers with kitchen foil

Ha.... I've got pretty much the same ruler and mine's broke too.



Good tutorial. Didn't even know you could repair ribbons... much less with such a simple solution.

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Default Re: Repairing ribbon drivers with kitchen foil

I bought a repair kit for the LCY ribbons from e-speakers a while back and lost it! Strange, because I pretty much never lose things. Anyway, they're not listed on e-speakers anymore.
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I bought a repair kit for the LCY ribbons from e-speakers a while back and lost it! Strange, because I pretty much never lose things. Anyway, they're not listed on e-speakers anymore.
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Default Re: Repairing ribbon drivers with kitchen foil

That's it, thanks. It must have been down for a while, unless I just missed it for some reason. By the way, I'm selling my LCY 130 ribbons in case anyone is interested - I went with an A-pillar installation instead of putting the ribbons in kicks like I was planning.
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let us know when u experienment with the diff materials.
Yes, I'm a little anxious to know as well.
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Default Re: Repairing ribbon drivers with kitchen foil

I just want to say thank you for the guide. I had some issues with losing sound in my LCY-110s and followed this guide to replace the Speaker element with regular reynold's wrap foil. I found out that for some reason, there was a buildup of dust at the sides of the foil which was basically preventing the element from moving properly. After replacing them they are working like new!
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