Long time lurker here. I know some of you have had quite a bit of experience with Seas drivers and Ty's offerings, so perhaps you all might have some thoughts on the matter.
I bought a set of the Linbrook Signatures (the one piece) that has the 2x7", 2x8" Excel drivers, and a Millennium tweeter (T25CF-002). I bought 'em used, so I know none of the history other than the guy I bought 'em from got them direct from Ty.
Within minutes of hooking them up, one of the tweeters fried.
The lead to the voice coil cooked. The other side is fine. I bought two new voice coils, and installed them. What I have found is the side that blew the tweeter seems to have an inordinate amount of travel in the voice coil when playing - like a driver more than a tweeter. As if there was an issue in the XO. I swapped the tweeters from the other speaker and it does the same thing. As such, I really don't want to use them until I can correct the issue. That same speaker has a bad 8" driver also. No doubt they lived hard somewhere along the line. I could tell someone had changed the voice coil in the side that blew at some point prior, as the solder joints were pretty awful compared to the rest.
The question is, should I rip into the XO's? I've never heard of a XO failure like this one. Not sure it's possible.
Thoughts, opinions, theory, conjecture all welcome. Speakers are out of warranty so I really don't want to bother Ty with it.
I'm powering these with a pair of mono Hafler XL280's.