I have recently purchased the rotel rmb 1095 from a forum member. Needless to say, i wanted to finally figure out what this thing can do so i tested the blu ray The Dark Knight. I have the amplifier connected to the Onkyo 1009 receiver by the way.
Anyhow, i started to crank up the volume PAST the thx reference level (82db on the display of the onkyo unit) and so as i approached to the 92 db mark, everything was ridiculously loud and to the point that i felt i was going to have heart murmurs. i turned the volume back to SANE levels and kept watching the movie. Then a few minutes later i picked up a burnt smell, but thought it was probably the rotel amp from being driven so hard for a few seconds that it might have warmed up a bit.
however, ss i started to run test tones, i noticed my front lsi9's were not making the same pink noise sound as others. I got close to them and yep, the upper woofer was moving, but it had zero sound coming from it.
After all was said and done, i took down my lsi7s and swapped out its woofers with the upper woofer from the lsi9s and problem solved. The lsi9s are perfect again and actually probably sound better than before.
Here are a few questions i have and i would like to hear from everyone if possible.
1. why didnt the amplifier shut off before blowing the speakers?
2. why did my lsic, fxi a surrounds handled the volume with no issues when they have less power handling capabilities than the lsi9s? shouldnt they have handled it with no problem too?
3. why werent all 4 woofers blown out in the lsi9s rather than just the upper 2??
4. is a crackling noise normal on your front speakers as you are RAISING THE VOLUME to very loud levels when using a POWER AMPLIFIER?
5. Is there a better option to the woofers the lsi come with? has anyone replaced the woofers with better ones? i am thinking since i have a beast of an amplifier, i could benefit from having more power handling on the woofers of the unit since the tweeter seems to handle the power with no problems.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR RESPONSES!