Did I damage my speakers?

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  1. Haris Ellahi

    Haris Ellahi Second Unit

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    I recently purchased the Klipsch RF-7s, RC-7, and RS-7s. Since I do not have an A/V receiver right now, I just experimenally hooked one of my RF-7s as a subwoofer by connecting the subwoofer cable of my Creative DeskTop Theater PC speakers to the LF post of the RF-7. When I played some music, the bass was AWESOME! However, there were some "pops/farts" and so I stopped after like 5 mins.

    My question is this, have I damaged the RF-7 in any way? I asked this question on the Klipsch forums and they said most likey no. But I just wanted to make sure. I know this was a very stupid thing to do to such speakers but I was feeling "ichy." :p)
     
  2. Michael R Price

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    There is almost no chance you damaged the speakers. It takes a lot to damage a speaker like that...
     
  3. Chris PC

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    Yeah. Doubtfull you damaged anything unless the volume was super loud for super long. But yeah, may as well NOT do it again since it was less than confidence inspiring [​IMG]
     
  4. Haris Ellahi

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    Thanks guys!
    By the way, the the Creative DeskTop Theater amp that I connected the RF-7 to is meant to power 5 watt PC speakers, so I doubt too anything happened...hopefully. [​IMG]
    Secondly, I connected the RF-7 to the "subwoofer out" of the amp. I connect the cable ONLY to the LF post and not to the HF post, thus the tweeter was NOT being used, only the woofers were being used.
     
  5. Haris Ellahi

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    One more thing, the amp is rated at 4 ohms, but the RF-7s are 8 ohms. Anything to worry about here?
     
  6. Michael R Price

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    No, don't worry, that amp could have exploded inside an RF-7 and it would be just fine.
     
  7. Walt N

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    Holy over-excursion! While experimenting a friend of mine slammed an aluminum cone so hard into the driver's motor assembly that it left a permanent circular imprint of the voice coil gap on the cone. It still works.[​IMG] Obviously too much of this kind of activity will take it's toll eventually.
     
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    Hey Michael, you cracked me up with that statement about the amp! funny stuff there but true[​IMG]
     

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