View Full Version : bad driver on ls 50?
01-10-2003, 02:10 PM
I have a pair of LS 50's that I got in 1996. They've always sounded great but recently one of them has developed some distortion and a "buzzy" sound. I thought it might be my amp or speaker wires but after some fiddling isolated one of the drivers that was making the sound. I popped it out and disconnected the wires and the speaker sounds good again. Could it be something else other than the driver itself like internal wiring or crossovers or?? I don't want to spend the $$ to repace the driver and have it be something else.
01-10-2003, 07:23 PM
I'm not clear about something, did you disconnect the driver in question and then everything else sounded ok or did you disconnect it and then re-connect it which resulted in that driver playing ok again?
01-10-2003, 07:29 PM
I left it disconnected. The remaining speakers sound good now because the distortion was coming from the one I had disconnected. I ordered a new one today. The CS guy I talked to was fairly sure it was the driver.
01-10-2003, 08:04 PM
Ok, it sounds like a bad voice coil. You could swap the questionable driver with a known good one and if it still sounds like crap, then you have a bad driver. Let us know.
01-10-2003, 08:05 PM
Will do. They're shipping it Monday so I should have it by Wed
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