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Alienware M18x R2 speaker transplant from AW 18.


Johndill
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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.

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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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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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  • 6 months later...

Nice mod! How does it sound compared to the original, working speakers?

Alienware Area 51 ALX R5 3600 32GB 3200MHz RTX 2080 Ti FE

Alienware M18x R2 I7 3840QM 4.2GHz 16GB 1600MHz GTX 1070(Zotac MXM, will add the missing MOSFETs to use the 115W MSI vBios)

Alienware M17x R4 I7 3630QM 16GB 1600MHz GTX 980M 8GB(modded to six MOSFET to increase the 'power limit')

MacBook Pro Retina I7 3820QM 16GB 1600MHz GT650M (for school)

And lot's of other stuff in my hobby corner (old Clevo's 'n' stuff like that)😄

 

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