- Dec 11, 2001
About 6 months ago one of my Paradigm Studio 100 v1 crossover's fried. The copper coil chokes on the crossover completely melted. My speakers were just over the 5 year mark so a new crossover cost me $120. When I received the new crossover I noticed that the coil chokes were almost double in size. This might suggest a design flaw, or under design in the original crossover unit. The new crossover was still marked V.1 however it was obvious they made a lot of changes to the coils that melted on my orginal unit. Well yesterday, my other speaker's crossover failed while listening to music at reference level. The funny thing is the speakers were crossed over at the preamp at 60Hz. This time the coil that controls the mid range fried. It seems to me that the original crossover's in the first studio 100 v.1's were under designed. Over the past 5 years the coil probably overheated & cooled down until they couldn't take it any more. Has anyone else ever had a Paradigm studio crossover melt down? I'm going to call Paradigm tomorrow and hopefully they will replace the crossover for free. A design flaw In a $2000 speaker is unacceptable.