Crossover for Energy Take 5 Main

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  1. Davin D

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    One of my Take 2s in the Take 5 system has a bad crossover as nothing is getting to the woofer. The manual says it has a crossover point of 2.5khz, then it says Built-in High pass @ 90hz. Can anyone tell me where I can get such a crossover?
     
  2. Andrew Pratt

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    Your best bet is to take the cross over out and see if its something simple like a blown capacitor. If a cap is blown you'll see the end buldging or even broken. If that's the case its pretty easy to replace a cap. Finding a replacement crossover is going to be next to impossible as it would have to match the others perfectly and since its very likely just a cap it would be easy enough to repair the old one.
     
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    Andrew,

    Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look and see what I can tell.
     
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    Try contacting Energy, they may replace it for you via a local dealer/service center. Even if they are out of warranty, some manufacturers still like to keep their customers happy.
     
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    How do you know its not the woofer itself thats blown ?
     
  6. Davin D

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    Brian,

    It's funny you bring that up. I never thought it possible. But, yesterday I hooked the speaker straight to an old boom-box I had in the garage and sure-enough no sound. Shows you how much I know about speaker design. I wonder if I can replace the woofer (if you could call it that in a take 2). This is for a system in my loft that my kids use to watch movies, so I don't want to spend a lot of money.
     
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    Call Energy, I blew a speaker in one for my Takes and they offered to send me a replacement woofer. I decided to send the whole speaker instead, just in case something else was wrong. The whole turnaround time was maybe a week to 10 days.
     
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    Greg,

    Thanks for the information. How much did they charge?
     
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    Might be a good idea to also check if the woofer is connected.
     
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    Sorry Chu,

    I should clarify my earlier post. I actually removed the woofer from the enclosure and wired it to an old stereo and it was not working.
     
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    That's DOA for sure [​IMG]
     

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