YOUR source for
and Audio Services - Serving your audio
needs since 1989
24 Years of Experience
for Your Speaker Brand
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Paul Nevitt is the only speaker technician at
NeviSonics. Unlike other companies, you won't have to worry about the
reconing trainee learning on your prized speakers. We have helpers in some of
the administrative aspects of the company, but Paul's the one when it comes
The best time to reach us is
by calling our number Monday - Thursday between 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. EST
Or, e-mail us.
About Our Hours
Due to the high
demand for our services and off-site service work, our working hours are by
appointment. If you get the machine, please realize that we might be here but
involved with other customers (perhaps in a quite loud
The best time to
reach us is Monday-Thursday afternoons between 3 and 6 PM EST. Please leave a
message with both a day and evening phone number. If you're out of town, we
will return your call at our expense. Please leave your name, a day and
evening phone number, and the details about the service you need.
We have designed this site to inform the average
home stereo listener about loudspeakers. This subject probably isn't thought about much by the casual listener and on the
other hand, is probably the first topic to be brought up by an audiophile.
Regardless of how much you may have spent on your amplifier or CD player, the
vital electroacoustic link between the electronics and your ears are your
speakers. Ask anyone in the know and they will tell
you that speakers are the most important piece of any stereo setup. This is
where you should spend the most of your budgeted money and shopping time. You
don't need to have golden ears or a degree in electronics to make a good
choice. Pick out the ones that sound best to you and you'll be happy. Our
philosophy is that the more you know about speakers, the more informed a
decision you can make about buying them and if they should ever need repair,
what to do in that case. Even if you think you know
a lot about speakers you will want to read this page. If you think that
wattage and magnet size are the defining parameters of how a woofer will
sound, you couldn't be more wrong and owe it to yourself to find out why.
Our philosophy is that when you originally bought
your speakers, you went to a number of different stores and listened to
everything that they had in your budgeted price range. After some hours (or days) you decided on the "perfect speaker" in
your opinion. Now, after many years of faithful service, your old friends
don't sound so good and important decisions need to be made
again. You have three options:
1. To scrap what you have and buy a
new pair of speakers.
2. To buy exact brand and model replacements for the damaged parts
3. Have the damaged components repaired.
The first option would be the most expensive and
the third is usually the least expensive. Before you learn more about we do, lets first look at how speakers are designed.
After learning how speakers are
designed, you should now understand why general replacement drivers are a very bad idea and
how, in most cases, will degrade the quality of sound. Upgrades are beyond
the scope of this page and are best left to the original
designers of the speaker. In light of the above discussions, you can see the
number of different factors that can influence the sound of your speakers.
Now that you know about box tuning, efficiency, and crossovers, it should now
be obvious to you that you have two choices if you have a damaged woofer. One
is to shell out the "big bucks" for an exact replacement (if still
available) or to have the woofer repaired.
There are two types of repairs
we offer for damaged woofers. If the
woofer doesn't make any sound or if it is locked up or scratchy when you push
in on the cone, then the speaker needs a complete rebuild or what is commonly
referred to as a recone. This is usually done because of a damaged voice coil and rarely
because of the state of the cone. Once parts are bonded
together, the seal is permanent --- you just can't replace a blown coil.
If the outer surround on the woofer is made from
foam rubber, it will eventually dry rot due to age
and other environmental factors (usually 10-15 years). This will happen
regardless of whether the woofer has been played loudly or
never played at all. In most cases, the speaker can
be brought back to original specifications by having a foam edge replacement
that usually costs much less than a recone or an
For brevity in explaining our services, we have
concentrated this page mainly on home stereo speakers. We also repair
professional drivers for PA systems, recording studios, musical instrument
(guitar, bass, organ) and certain brands of car stereo speakers.
Thanks for stopping
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