Speaker Problem or Not???

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  1. Brian_Tho

    Brian_Tho Stunt Coordinator

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    Today I played my Receiver loud with some micro satellite speakers (Sony). I started smelling a funky burning smell I immediatly turned it down. Heres the problem I went to play another song at low volume, and my speaker on the left sounded garbly, or trashy sounding. I thought for sure it was screwed! I got home tonight, and know the speaker is playing fine. Did I overheat the voicecoil, but catch it in time? And the reason it sounds okay is because it cooled down. Anyone?
     
  2. Kurt Hectic

    Kurt Hectic Auditioning

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    Are you sure the impedence of your speakers match up with the receiver?
    My friend once had a Klipsch subwoofer that heated up and started distorting. When he turned it off for a while and on again, it wasn't distorting anymore. After a few more uses, it heated up again until it blew up. He had to replace it under the warrantee. Apparently, he had a faulty unit.
    Anyways, I think you should talk about the problem with the store that sold you your audio system. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tim Morton

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    Put your nose up to the VC on the suspect driver...the smell of burnt VC is very obvious...but if it is all fine now you MAY have dodged a bullet. If you gently push the cone in and let it go back, do you hear ANY scratching noise? That is the sound of the VC rubbing agains the piston.
     
  4. Brian_Tho

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    It was a home theater in a box. The sony ht-dw840. I do smell a burnt smell from the speakers the cone is not damaged. I heard scratching, and wierd noise right after, but like i said when i got home last night 8hours later I hooked played some music and it was back to normal. Is it because I overdrove the amp, and the speaker was clipping which intern caused the voicecoil not to move and overheat. Because I caught it in time is there any permanent damage to the speaker.
     
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  6. Brian_Tho

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    Tim I pushed the cone in numerous times and heard no scratching noise.
     

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