Interruption in cable service fried my c.c. speaker!

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  1. Clinton McClure

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    Today I was watching the Braves lose on Fox 16 when my cable went out for a few seconds. I was using my receiver's DSP sports mode to simulate stadium surround for the game when normal sound level was suddenly replaced by a LOUD pop and burst of static from the station. After it came back on, the tweeter in my center channel sounds real tinny and almost sounds like it's clipping during normal listening levels, to say nothing about reference-level HT watching. I have no idea if the two drivers in the unit were damaged, but they seem to sound ok and my receiver seems to still be ok.
    It sounded so bad, I had to unhook my center channel (Paradigm CC 350) and use an old backup (Paradigm CC 50) I had in my game room on the set-up for my PSX-2 just so I could watch The Phantom Menace tonight.
    I really hope Paradigm can replace just the tweeter so I will not have to drop serious cash on a new CC.
    Man, this just sucks. [​IMG]
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    They should have some around, and if you cry nicely they may give you one!!
    but I douubt it [​IMG]
    Try going for the cable company, and see where they stand.
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    Are you sure it was a CableTV problem? Perhaps you had a spike/surge that kind of zapped your HT setup somehow, interrupted your cable connection and fried your center channel?
    Just a thought..
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    Jay brings up a good point, though it's interesting (and fortunate) that only the center speaker was damaged. By the way, doesn't this fit on the Home Theater Hardware board? [​IMG]
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    Yeah, Philip, can I get some cheese with this whine? [​IMG] I just wanted to bitch so I put it here instead of HT Hardware.
    It was no power surge/spike. Everything else was fine, but the cable itself went off the air and was replaced for a couple seconds with white/pink noise (static). I called the cable company and their stance was basically Sucks being you. They're treating it like a lightning strike and will not foot the bill for damages.
    I'm as puzzled as you, Keith, as to why it only took out the center channel. Stranger things have happened, though.
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