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I blew a speaker I think

 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7400
Registered: Jul-06
One my HD-5 CDT mids. For some reason I decided to find out exactly how much midbass these things can put out, but turning the x-over down to 75 hz, gain up to have the amp put out 250w, and played the Eagles "One of these nights" at full volume. (the HD-52 set is rated for 180w at 100 hz high pass)

(If you've never heard the song, it has massive midbass)

That worked well for about a minute until "buzzzzt". Now the one speaker makes noise when it plays. Damit.



* flame suit on *
 

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Username: Dakangofkrunk16

Boca Raton, Florida

Post Number: 1555
Registered: May-07
Dam i dunno what to say


This is kinda like when chad blew if memphis
 

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Username: Jakeyplaysbass

St. Louis, MO / ASU

Post Number: 2612
Registered: Jul-05
Sorry to hear that man. Im sure it sounded good while it lasted tho!
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7402
Registered: Jul-06
Oh believe me they were very impressive until I decided to try this haha.

This sux
 

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Username: Rovin

1 15 = 149.1DBsTrinidad & T...

Post Number: 13595
Registered: Jul-05
MS is such a newb ! ....












J\K man - last yr i blew the tweeters from a pair of 50wrms crystal 6.5 coax by hitting it with 125wrms from my alpine amp ...suddenly started smelling like roasting - just added a pair of tweeters powered off my hu & those crystals r still slamming on that same 125wrms a yr going strong .....
 

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Username: Andrew571

Stillwater/Edmond, Oklahoma USA

Post Number: 1722
Registered: Oct-05
haha yea this is like chad trying to run his 4kw @ .5 ohm or something like that.. lol


Even the regulars can make a booboo
 

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Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, Wisconsin MY SUBS GET ...

Post Number: 1958
Registered: Mar-07
Time for some new speakers maybe?
 

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Username: Dakangofkrunk16

Boca Raton, Florida

Post Number: 1558
Registered: May-07
yea i know... But some times i guess u just get a lil curious
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7403
Registered: Jul-06
Haha thats exactly what I thought of when I posted this, Chad running a memphis 4kw at .25 ohm and blew it haha.
 

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Username: Jakeyplaysbass

St. Louis, MO / ASU

Post Number: 2613
Registered: Jul-05
I blew 2 of the 3.5s in my setup in the same week before i found out the crossover was touching metal.... bad week.
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7404
Registered: Jul-06
" Time for some new speakers maybe? "


No way these are great. Well, were great.

I'm a see if Exige can get me just 1 new mid.
 

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Username: Denali_on_22s

I get Bucks like Milwa...

Post Number: 5436
Registered: Feb-06
nub. learn.
 

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Username: •cam•

BC Canada

Post Number: 2423
Registered: Nov-06
F.CK. I feel your pain! One of my crappy things blew and I was sort a pissed. Now we go to the 7kv.2 which will handle the ~125W/coil!
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

15 MAG USA

Post Number: 9344
Registered: Jul-06
Meh, I wish I would blow my speakers and have my amps break just so I would have an excuse to buy new stuff lol.

Sike, I'd be furious if that happened.

Sorry to hear MS. Live and learn
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7406
Registered: Jul-06
Fukkk man, I should known better but thats what I get for playing with expensive equipment I guess.
 

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Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, Wisconsin MY SUBS GET ...

Post Number: 1962
Registered: Mar-07
What side was it?
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7407
Registered: Jul-06
Right, but what difference does it make.
 

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Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, Wisconsin MY SUBS GET ...

Post Number: 1963
Registered: Mar-07
I was just curious. lol
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 16122
Registered: Jun-06
Damn shame.


Another notch on the belt tho....
 

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Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 3860
Registered: Dec-06
M.S. = Missing Speaker
 

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Username: Bernymac

Cambodia

Post Number: 3879
Registered: Sep-04
You got it wrong Brad

M.S. = Meat Sucker
 

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Username: Tatonka

-[Team Audib...

Post Number: 1612
Registered: Mar-07
^x2
 

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Username: Joebruce

Mach5Audio M...

Post Number: 1961
Registered: May-04
lmao
 

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Username: Drant19

DUB-C, TX

Post Number: 788
Registered: Aug-07
M.S., you doofus! lol

i bet it sounded awesome tho! which xovers do you have? because i think you need the 560i's to run that much power.
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7409
Registered: Jul-06
lol Brad



I have 480s but the problem is the speakers just can't take that much power at that low frequencey.


I found a guy on caraudio.com who posted two HD-5s for sale for $100 like a year ago I asked if he still has them haha.
 

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Username: •cam•

BC Canada

Post Number: 2426
Registered: Nov-06
I hope he sells you one at least. Hopefully the other doesn't go. I blew my right one as well.
 

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Username: Kpa2727

Old Bridge, NJ USA !

Post Number: 1105
Registered: May-07
just a random thought, M.S. have u tried swapping spearkers? i'm curious if you fucked a x - over. cause i would think bothe would go not just one. and the noise it makes would rather be pretty distorted then just a noise.
 

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Username: •cam•

BC Canada

Post Number: 2427
Registered: Nov-06
I had the same thing happen and I tried another speaker. It was definitely the driver that blew.
 

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Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 3870
Registered: Dec-06
I thought the same thing initially because I know that MS doesn't use the balance control, so it wasn't like one side was getting more juice than the other. The opening bass line in the song he blew the speaker on is a bit like a sweep. Randy Meisner plays bass lines in the rest of the song that are more in the mid-bass (70-125) range than super low like on most songs and that is exactly the range that is tough on comps.
 

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Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, Wisconsin MY SUBS GET ...

Post Number: 1965
Registered: Mar-07
When I blew my tweeter it was the right one too. lol.
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7412
Registered: Jul-06
Keith:

I had thought of that also and when I get the chance I'm going to swap them just to be sure. But I really think it's the speaker.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 20401
Registered: Oct-05
that sux M.S. hope you got warranty.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 9026
Registered: Jun-04
a friends car I was testing for spl had two 15 sony's on a mono block sony amp and he blew only one 15...so only one side blew then too...and they were in seperate boxes with the same airspace

sorry to hear about your bad luck M.S.
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7416
Registered: Jul-06
Ya know Chad I didn't even think of that. I'm a have to find my box with the papers and sh!t and see if they are under warranty.

I doubt they will cover it though. Usually warranty does not cover damage caused by running more than the recommended power through the speakers.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 20405
Registered: Oct-05
what they don't know is okay.

oh and just got done reading the whole thread. lol at my amp blowing comment. hahaha. its one of those days when you feel like trying something crazy. i guess it was full moon or something. hahaha.
 

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Username: Exige

Cincinnati

Post Number: 274
Registered: Nov-07
Warranty doesn't cover "misuse"....but you're welcome to try lol.

MS I just sent you a PM with an update on stuff. Get back to me whenever you get the chance.
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 7422
Registered: Jul-06
Well good news, it looks like Exige is going to set me up with a deal on a set of ES-5s since they don't make the old HDs anymore
 

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Username: Exige

Cincinnati

Post Number: 276
Registered: Nov-07
To be clear, HD-5's are not in stock. I'm not completely sure what the deal is yet. Either they just got behind on a production run, or something's getting changed. HD-5's are the only HD's affected thus far.
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