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    Posted: 23 June 2022 at 10:42am
Well someone apparently thought putting a martin w3 on a 15" sub rather than using the distance pole would be more stable... they were wrong..







And the 15" driver seems to have had the magnet shifted too. Coil reads fine with a meter but doesn't move, and the magnet has visibly moved.

I'm honestly quite impressed. Can't believe one fall has broken the 15, the 6.5, the back bowl, and the horn. Haven't tested the 1 yet.

So eh.. has anyone a single w3 for sale? Otherwise I might soon.
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Horn flare break looks clean,so would repair with some 2-pack epoxy cement, Alrdite etc.

Horn bowl 'could' be usable with some bigger washers i reckon.

1" CD may be fine, they are quite robust.

But yes, the 6.5 and 15 fooked. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ceharden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2022 at 9:04pm
Unfortunately PHL drivers are particularly susceptible to shifted magnets...

A W3 is quite heavy to put up on a pole.  I had a stack of WS2 and W3 fall over once.  Luckily it was only the 15" that died on that occaison.

Nice sounding cabs, particularly good for live usage.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cravings Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2022 at 9:55pm
They've done me well for a long time. I'm comfortable lifting them onto stands at about shoulder height.. they always go out with subs and distance poles. But for some reason the person who set them up thought they might be safer just sat on the (single 15") subs. Will consider gluing the horn back when I've costed the 6.5 and seen if there's any hope of finding a 15.

It's a bummer though. I like these speakers. But sure it happens.
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No way that just vibrated and fell off a sub ~20" to the ground.. it took a dive from a considerable height. Any external damage on the cab?

I had a drunk wedding guest tip over a speaker 7ft up on a tripod stand sending it down hard on a concrete floor and the speaker didn't suffer that kind of damage. 
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It was a teenage disco thing I think. They guy said it was kn the ground and the grill had come off so yeah it must have got some whack for that to happen.

Kinda doesn't matter. Can only go forwards from here. I didn't learn anything except what I already knew about dry hires.
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As Chris says above, the W3 is a heavy box to get up on a distance pole---You may find that the customer has struggled getting it up there and has actually dropped the box from a decent height.
I bet that most of us on here have built up the knowledge and the knack of lifting and shifting heavy stuff over the years but if someone is trying to do it without this experience then very often accidents do happen.
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