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Kef Q55 Tweeter problems

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Maki, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Maki

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    I have owned the Q55's for a few years now and they have provided great entertainment. However, I have noticed that the tweeter on one speaker , crackles occasionaly, and on occasion cuts out only to reappear with a tap to the side of the speaker casing.
    I think it is a loose connection, however if anybody else can throw me a solution I would be more than happy. :lease:
     
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    I agree, sounds like a loose connection
     
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    I removed the speaker from it's casing, all intact so no problem there. I re connected the speaker cables at the rear and all was well until today and the unit failed again.
    I then swapped the speakers over left to right and everything now seems fine. Can only be the speaker connections being remade at the rear... What do you think?
     
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    Are the connectors held tightly onto the tweeter. So is the tweeter now out of phase
     
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    Maki, it sounds like it may have been a loose speaker cable connection and swapping the speakers over (and thereby tightening the connections) you could well have solved it.
     
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    The tweeter has started to play up again, it crackles slightly and then cuts out, or it just carries on as normal. The tweeter connections all look good, however, it must be a connection as it would just pack up all together. I have had the speaker apart and the tweeter is incorperated into the basss driver. However, it does not want to seperate and I am loathed to try any force... any tips anyone?
     
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    Take to local hifi dealer to have a quick look. My local charged only £10 to change a tweeter in a Uni-Q speaker (i already had the part).
     
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    I bought a new tweeter from Kef today £20 all in... not too bad really. I'll fit it myself later this week and see how things go.
     

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