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Wildcat Rudy

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Of my Sequel II panels, one works fine, but the other had its wires sheared off when the panel slid behind the woofer grille (courtesy of the prior owner). I see I can solder the wires back onto the stators, but as for the conductor going to the diaphragm, how was that attached? I am guessing there is a copper tape conductor on the mylar itself, and I noted there was no solder residue on that middle wire.

For now I would like to at least reattach the wires and see if these panels sound any good. Any clue as to how to reattach that middle lead properly?
 

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Hi Rudy, reattaching that diaphragm wire could be tricky. I don't have any personal experience to share, but would suggest you scan the posts in this subforum over at DIYAudio.com:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/planars-exotics/

There is a ton of detail in some of those threads about how to do what you ask.
 

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Thanks @JonFo for the reference. I'd forgotten I was a member of that site already. ;) I looked through a few pages and found a few hints, but found nothing specific yet. Still looking!

It turns out my one soldering iron isn't powerful enough to solder the wire back onto the stators--it can't heat up the metal enough. I have my dad's old soldering gun somewhere that might do the trick (far higher wattage), but I have literally dozens of boxes to sort through before I could ever find it.
 
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