Alienware M18x R2 speaker transplant from AW 18.

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  1. Johndill

    Johndill Notebook Consultant

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    Hi, my M18x r2 speakers recently broke with bad audio distortion due to the rubber membrain drying out & cracking over the years from the previous owner.

    Rather than buying another second hand set of speakers that may have or will have the same issue again I decided to transplant the speakers from an AW 18 viking into the M18x R2 speaker shells, the idea being to still have a good sounding set of speakers but built with a most likely longer lasting material.

    It is a very delicate procedure as the speaker membrains are very delicate.

    In the end they sound great and it works for me. :)

    Here is the result... Final pictures in second post.
    Original Speakers.

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    The process.

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    AW 18 speakers.

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    AW M18x R2 speaker shells.

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    Johndill Notebook Consultant

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    Continued with more pictures...

    Gluing in AW 18 speakers.

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    The AW 18 speaker connector is in a different order to the M18x R2 so the connector wires had to be correctly arranged. But after that it's all done.

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    Nice work and thanks for the images!

    Homer
     
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    Yup well done, nice to know it's possible.
     
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