Blew my speaker, Paradigm Studio 40

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  1. Charbel

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    The left speaker is totally silent. I just hooked up a 220 watt Parasound amp to my Onkyo 787 receiver and after about 10 minutes... nothing. I tested the other speakers and they all work on all channels. it`s just the left Studio 40. Could I have blown the whole speaker? or is there another reason for the silence?
    I`ve posted on another page but they said I might have better luck here. Also they said it might be a blown crossover. Is that in the speaker? or the receiver? (stupid question I`m sure)
     
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    You probably popped a capacitor in your crossover, which is a collection of filters which control which bands of frequencies get to the individual drivers in the speaker. The crossover is most likely inside the speaker.
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    Can I fix this myself? Is it the same as replacing a blown fuse? or do I have to lug it to my dealer and pay shippingX2 to get it fixed and have that DREADFULLY long wait? Thanks for the help.
     
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    You'll probably void your warranty if you open it up and muck around, and if you can't get the right part identified as being the culprit, it's probably not a good idea for you to go hunting for it. Unless you are comfortable with trouble-shooting this problem, I think you're better off shipping it back to a Paradigm-approved repair shop.
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    I bought the speaker back to the dealer. He took a quick look at it and jumped the speakers individually. The bass driver worked, but the tweeter did`nt. He does`nt know why so he`s sending it back to Paradigm for repair. Thanks for the help everyone. CI PS It was only $20 for shipping. not bad I thought is was going to be worse.
     
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    "Tweeter filters always have a capacitor (or more depending on the design) in the signal path, so I'm guessing/hoping that is what blew (and not the tweeter itself)".
    If it was that, then why did the whole speakers become silent? Would`nt the other drivers still work. The speaker is now at Paradigm but I`m curious to know.
     

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