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    Default Polk Monitor 5A issue

    I know this is an old speaker and may not be in the right place. I recently moved and when I went to hook up my speakers (Monitor 5A) very little sound came from them. First I thought it might be the receiver, it's as old as the speakers (31 years). So I replaced it, but no luck, same results: very little sound, it's as if you are hearing the speakers in the background. I love these speakers and have moved them about a dozen times in my life, mostly across country. I am taking the fuses and getting them replaced, but beyond that, I don't know what else might be wrong. Other than taking them apart, what might your suggestion be? The move I did was local and as far as I know the speakers were not dropped. It just seems strange that both of them would not work.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Bob

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    Bob, have you tried different speakers just to make sure it is the speakers?
    IF the other speakers work, then I would pull the drivers and Xover and see if everything is hooked up okay, and that there is no burnt pieces on the Xover. After that, IDK... Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcoc321 View Post
    Bob, have you tried different speakers just to make sure it is the speakers?
    IF the other speakers work, then I would pull the drivers and Xover and see if everything is hooked up okay, and that there is no burnt pieces on the Xover. After that, IDK... Good luck
    Just a thought here, you also might try gently pushing in on your Mid woofer driver cones to see if they freely move in and out. It could be with the move, the magnets shifted. This is a common problem with the older drivers.
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    It does sound like a possible magnet shift. If this is the case you cannot realign the magnets and the drivers would need to be replaced. Used ones are available and there are substitutes available from Polk Support.
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    So any news? I'm curious
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    Bob's got two threads on this same issue.

    Look here:
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...25#post1792925

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Bob's got two threads on this same issue.

    Look here:
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...25#post1792925

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    Thanks cnh. I had a feeling it was the magnets shifted during the move.
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
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    CSiA6
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    Monitor 10A's

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