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Borked Speaker

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Lithian, May 5, 2003.

  1. Lithian

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    I was listening to some music at -10 yesterday and was hearing a strange sound, i shrugged and ignored it. Then a song i liked came on and it went up to -5.

    A definate 'farp' 'farp' 'farp' was being overlayed onto the sound.

    I turned the volume down and noticed that the 'farp' was only coming from one speaker. My front left AE aegis evo 3.

    So i take the cover off and see that the midrange is moving around a lot more than the bass. Hmm, maybe its just the music i thought.

    So i check out the front right, its not suffering from the same problem, they are set at the same volume as each other.

    I dont have a sub yet so the bass is being directed out of these and the aegis evo centre as well.

    But i cant think how this could happen, i could understand a faulty driver not moving enough, but too much?

    It has never been above -5, and has always been slowly increased over the space of 30 mins or so.

    hmm, any ideas?
     
  2. ditton15

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    Is this a screenplay you are writing, or are you taking substances?

    Just a minute, I think I once read a short story by Phillip K Dick in which much the same happened.

    Is it the channel or the speaker? Try swapping the two speakers, or maybe just the two speaker cables.

    ditton
     
  3. Ian J

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    I've tried to get my speakers to bork but I can't quite manage it.
     
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    Raw eggs make me bork:eek:
    Sounds like you've killed the speaker,are they under waranty?
     
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    Maybe somethings come loose which is making it move more. Anyhow I would second bob1's idea.
     
  6. Lithian

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    Forgive me, i am known to ramble on quite a bit.

    ditton: screenplay - no, substances - i was still hung over, the channel - possibly, i am using the digital out on my nforce2 and i have been having some issues with the sound, crackling with multiple sources etc.

    Ian: I have a 100KV rapid discharge capacitor (dont know why its rated in V, just what it says on the case) which ought to do the trick.

    Bob: raw eggs hmm, you know this how? Yep under warranty, they are only 2 months old or so.

    Sunday Ironfoot: Dosn't look loose, and i would assume it would rattle at lower volumes.

    So i will check it out next time the family are out and i will try swapping the channels.

    Hmm, another long post? oops, i just made it longer :laugh:
     
  7. Lithian

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    Alright, thats me deaf!:smashin:

    I was just listening to some music at reference level and paying a lot of attention to both of the evo 3's.

    I was watching the cones dance about, and noticed that the left (the problem one) was wobbling sideways quite a lot.

    So, what i assume is the problem is that it hasn't been mounted quite straight, not normally a problem except at loud levels where the rubber seal interferes.

    sound like a good theory?
     
  8. alexs2

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    Definitely sounds damaged to me.....could be that the voice coil has come loose or the cone's mountings...either way,it shouldn't be doing what you describe.
    Sounds like a trip to the dealer/manufacturer.
     

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