Blown Speaker?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Clayton_H, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Clayton_H

    Clayton_H Auditioning

    Apr 27, 2004
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    Hello Folks. I have a pair of JBL HLS820's as front speakers hooked into a HK AVR7200. I went to play some music and the speakers now sound hollow & tinny. Not the rich full sound like normal. I recently was enjoying AOTC during the sonic blasts and am wondering if I may have blown something in the speaker. I pulled the grills off and it doesn't like the drivers have pulled loose. Could it be internal Wiring?

    Thanks, Clayton
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Jun 24, 1999
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    You can't SEE when a driver is blown, but you will hear it for sure. Blown driver does not mean the surrounds are damaged, it means the voice coil is burned. It is far mor common to kill a tweeter than a midbass, but either can happen. You should be able to tell right away if the tweeters are damaged by putting your hand over them - if the sound doesn't change, your tweeter has likely gone bye-bye. If the midbass is damaged, you will not see it move in and out. Another possibility is a damaged crossover.

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