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APX7000L speaker issue

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jrothwell

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I have an APX7000L that works great other than at medium to high volume I am hearing a vibration from the speaker. I took the speaker grille off and determined that it was the actual speaker that was making the vibration noise. It is not that noticeable but it drives me crazy. I'm usually very particular about slight noises and I asked someone else if they could hear it and he said no, all he could hear was the 'voices coming out of the speaker.' Is this normal for the 7000L? I started looking into a replacement speaker but unsure if that would solve the issue. Is the APX7000 speaker the same as the 7000L?

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No, the 7000L uses a different speaker as the regular 7000 1W one would not fit with the LTE board in there.
 

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No, the 7000L uses a different speaker as the regular 7000 1W one would not fit with the LTE board in there.
Thanks. Is a slight speaker vibration normal in these radios or do you think mine has an issue? I don't really know too much about speakers but could it be 'blown'? Any quick fix for the vibration or is the only option to replace it? I think I'm going to have a hard time finding a replacement as I have only come across regular 7000 speakers.
 

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Thanks. Is a slight speaker vibration normal in these radios or do you think mine has an issue? I don't really know too much about speakers but could it be 'blown'? Any quick fix for the vibration or is the only option to replace it? I think I'm going to have a hard time finding a replacement as I have only come across regular 7000 speakers.
Honestly, no idea other than jamming something in there. That model radio has been cancelled by MSI. I do know there are some people on the motorola swapnet group on facebook that have 7000L parts available though.
 

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Thanks. I posted on that Facebook group as well as another a few days ago and have had no luck. Anyone know of a compatible speaker? I was looking for the whole assembly so I can just snap this one out and replace but I'm not having a good time finding it. I inspected the speaker and can't find any visible issues with it or determine why it's making a vibration noise.
 

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Thanks. I posted on that Facebook group as well as another a few days ago and have had no luck. Anyone know of a compatible speaker? I was looking for the whole assembly so I can just snap this one out and replace but I'm not having a good time finding it. I inspected the speaker and can't find any visible issues with it or determine why it's making a vibration noise.
I was able to find a replacement speaker assembly and I was disappointed to discover that it's pretty much identical. I find it hard to believe that 2 random speakers have the same issue so it leads me to believe that this is just how they are designed. It's very disappointing that they would use such cheap speakers. I have not heard of anyone else complain about this issue though; Maybe that's because the 7000L is kind of rare on the used market and public safety users are typically using a speaker/mic...and possibly, the regular 7000 does not have this issue? I don't have anything to compare it to and was hoping someone would have some advice or insight as to if this is normal or if I just have 2 bad speakers. Thanks.
 
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