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Does anyone know why a tweeter in "my" speaker would cut out at high volume? It's a problem with my left speaker where when I turn it up past -16db the tweeter cuts off randomly, while the rest of the speaker is still keeping up, I know it's not the stereo. Is the tweeter pouched or is one of the caps on the filter board inside screwed? -Punk

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NachoMahma

11 years ago

. First thing to do is swap the spkrs and see if the problem follows the spkr. If it follows the spkr, then it's safe to assume the amp is OK. . Next, swap tweeters. Then the crossovers (do not bypass the crossovers, that's a good way to fry the tweeters). . That should narrow down which part is defective.

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royalestelNachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

Dang man, you ditto my replies before I even post them. What the heck do you do for a living? I troubleshoot crap.

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NachoMahmaroyalestel

Reply 11 years ago

. At one time or another, I've been a Pipeline Mechanic, an Electrical & Instrumentation Technician, a computer programmer, &c. Mostly troubleshooting. ;) . Nowadays, I do technical odd jobs for taschengeld/enjoyment. Doing some electrical drawings for a project in Columbia and rebuilding a '67 Mustang at the present time.

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royalestelNachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

Well I match you on two of those three jobs. Done a little plumbing, that's as close as I get to pipeline mechanic. And the programming job I had was more hacking/scripting. Wrote the supply program for a $300 million dollar maintenance contract but I'm still not clear on parent /child/object oriented programming concepts! :) Glad I don't have that job anymore.

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PunkguytaNachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

Okay, I'll give it a try tommorow, but for now I'm going to bed, thanks for the help.

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gyromild

11 years ago

PG, is this that same speaker that gave you various different problems before?

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Punkguytagyromild

Reply 11 years ago

The same speaker that somehow re-wired itself? Sadly yes, seems there's just oodles of noodles wrong with the thing.

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Goodhart

11 years ago

Higher volume could be pushing the limit of the speaker itself (just a wild guess). The volume shouldn't change the frequency so it shouldn't be pushed "out of range", except maybe power-wise.

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PunkguytaGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Well when I get up to around -10db the sound kinda changes a bit, like the amp is getting at it's limit. Don't get me wrong, it's a good amp but @ 120 watts per channel it isn't enough. The speakers say 260 watts on the back. But if it was just getting pushed out of range wouldn't the right speaker be doing the same thing?

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GoodhartPunkguyta

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, if they are the same. hmmmm, something is different then, either with what the speaker is being fed, or the speaker itself (I know, you have already determined that much....I am just babbling out loud...hmmm)