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Old 2012-12-16, 15:53
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Cleaning exposed woofer cones.

I'm seriously considering buying the KRK RP5G2 Rokit 5's for my studio setup. Currently I have some Altec Lansing computer speakers w/ sub that have worked faithfully since mid 90s (no joke). Since I've never owned speakers without any grill/mesh covering I'm curious if it is possible to CLEAN or wipe the exposed woofer. I tend to get a lot of dust in my place and I tend to wipe my keyboard like every other day (slight OCD) but know speaker woofers are typically very thin and can be ripped if you're not careful.
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Old 2012-12-16, 16:17
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I believe a soft cloth and some blowing will do the job. I don't think woofers are that sensitive and can handle some cleaning without damages.
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Old 2012-12-16, 16:53
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Old 2012-12-16, 17:27
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Old 2012-12-16, 17:47
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Cancel my last, that's for windows.

Cillit Bang and Scotchbrite.
My personal weapon of choice is a wire brush and dettol.
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Old 2012-12-16, 17:57
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My personal weapon of choice is a wire brush and dettol.
I tend to keep them in reserve for the old 'farmers' - can't let that wire brush get used for just anything.
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Old 2012-12-18, 16:01
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I own these and love them. Great bang for the buck, have only owned KRK Monitors and have always been impressed. The coverings on these are actually quite durable. However I would stay away from using anything damp on them. Compressed air and a swiffer are actually quite good suggestions, although I have never actally cleaned mine.
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Old 2012-12-18, 17:18
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If cones can take Dubstep, they presumably can take some sandblasting, too!

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I always use a little hand brush with soft hairs for this. Works perfectly.
 

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