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Bobby

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I have a pair of Vantages and one started crackling a few days ago. I have tried lightly vacuuming it but it worked only briefly ( a minute or so) before crackling as before. I have read about using a soft paint brush, which I will do next. Should I try a more powerful vacuum? I used a household vac to avoid damaging the panels but I could use my shop vac if it would work without worry. Could this be caused by humidity, as the stereo is in a room that has doors that are sometimes open to the patio? Whatever the cause, what more can I do to stop the crackle, and prevent it from reoccurring?
 

twich54

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my guess given their age they probably were not properly maintained(vacuumed regularly )

try re-vacuuming again with the more powerful shop vac and if you have a brush attachment, preferably horse hair (no static issues like a synthetic haired brush) , use it
 

spkrdctr

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If they are ancient, go for broke. Try anything to fix them as you probably have repair work anyway. Can't hurt to see if you can make them work!
 
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