How to Unpop a Speaker Cone

Speaker cones get popped easily. Whether your children think it's funny or you've accidentally dropped your speaker during transit this article will help you unpop your speaker cone. This will improve sound quality. You may also use this method on Subwoofers.


Get a cardboard tube from a kitchen or toilet roll, put your mouth around it, place it over your speaker cone and suck.

This may take a while.

Get a piece of sellotape and stick it over the speaker cone using a pencil to lightly work the sellotape over the indented areas, pull as hard as you can from both ends of the tape.

Again, this may take a while.

Get a vacuum cleaner and place it over your speaker cone, turn it on for one second and see if it worked.

Set your vacuum cleaner to it’s lowest suction setting and gradually increase the suction. This may take a while.

Insert a paper clip into the cone and bend it so you can push the cone back out, then cover the hole with some nail varnish or paint.

You’re done!

Your speaker cone should now be unpopped and ready to use.


  • Purchase or make a grille to cover your speaker cones to prevent them being pushed in.
  • Your speakers may be a bit distorted afterward, simply play plenty of music/films on them and they will soon recover.


  • These tips may not work on all speakers.
  • If your speakers are within the warranty period this method may affect your warranty. Check the documentation before proceeding.

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