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    Was drinking the other night with the music cranked in pro logic mode and now one woofer blew. I thought these speakers were toughter than that. I e-mailed polk on thursday night and they have'nt got back to me on a replacement. I just got my new adcom gfa 5800 for the mains and was planning on moving my gfa 5500 to my center but if I blew it up with my kenwood avr 4900 then I dont know if I want to put that much power to it once it is fixed. Any thoughts would be very helpfull

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubamike
    Was drinking the other night with the music cranked in pro logic mode and now one woofer blew. I thought these speakers were toughter than that. Any thoughts would be very helpfull
    Don't get drunk and crank music in pro logic mode.

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    Is anyone else sighing hopelessly while looking at this post? Im sure you are. And I dont blame you this time scubamike but learn from this post. I am assuming you were using the adcom for your other speakers while using your kenwood AVR for the center. Two things:

    1. Dont get drunk and blast your speakers, theyre not a PA system. Get a crown amp and cerwin-vega PA speakers if you wanna fill a large area with loud music.

    2. It is better to give a speaker enough or even too much power than too little power. The adcom is a quality ampt hat most likely caused your other speaker s to perform well at a loud volume. Kenwood is cheap. It comes nowhere near its advertised power specs I garauntee you. Overall a dedicated adcom amp is vastly superior to a cheap kenwood receiver. So what happened was your other speakers were receiving adaquate power for that level of volume while youre poor center speaker was trying to keep up with some cheap kenwood power. That caused the center to blow.

    If you want to know why underpowering a speaker is worse than overpowering it just do some research or googling on the internet and you should find lots of info.

    Get the CSi5 fixed and learn from your lesson.
    -Stopher
    Tempe, AZ

    Setup:
    Polk RTi8 Mains
    Polk CSi5 Center
    Polk FXi3's Surround
    Cerwin Vega HTS10 Subwoofer
    Yamaha HTR-5740 AVR

    Upstairs R50/R15/CS1 5.1 setup w Pioneer AVR

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