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    Default How to detect a blown tweeter or woofer

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    Have a pair of Monitor 60s. How do you tell if you have a blown speaker? Get some static sometimes and just wondering what I should look out for. Should there be continuous static if something is blown or just at some frequencies... Newb at this soo.....
    Also I do know about the switching to the other side to check problem and I will be doing that tonight. Wiring should be fine but I will check. Also using a Marantz SR7500. Listening level is between -20 and -10 and towers are set to large as I am currently using a crappy PW10

    Just wondering what signs I should be looking for?
    Current Setup:
    Main: Monitor 60 (bi-amped on my amp using the extra rear conections for 7.1)
    Rear: Monitor 40
    Center: Monitor CS1
    Sub: SVS 20-39PC+
    DVD: Sony DVP-NC675P (use 5 disc to play cds)
    TV: Panasonic 32" Tau
    Reciever: Marantz SR7500

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    Could be distortion that you're hearing from over driving your receiver. Try setting the speakers to small.
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    Alright. I'll try that tonight. Can't do it right now as I am abusing my privilages at work!:D
    Current Setup:
    Main: Monitor 60 (bi-amped on my amp using the extra rear conections for 7.1)
    Rear: Monitor 40
    Center: Monitor CS1
    Sub: SVS 20-39PC+
    DVD: Sony DVP-NC675P (use 5 disc to play cds)
    TV: Panasonic 32" Tau
    Reciever: Marantz SR7500

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    Static in the speakers can also be caused by dirt in the volume control knob. Try turning the power off to the unit and rotating the volume know quickly from all the way down to all the way up about 10 times. Now turn on the unit and see if the static noise is still there. Also if you slowly turn the volume while the unit is on the static should be worse as you operate the volume. If you determine it is the volume knob the best solution is to remove the unit from power and find a quality cleaning lubricant such as tuner lube or electronics cleaner. You'll have to open the unit up and spray directly on the back of the volume control knob, then exercise the knob vigorously from all the way up to all the way down.
    If you think it is a speaker problem, try playing music at a low to moderate level and placing your ear one by one alongside each driver (speaker) within the unit. One of them if blown will sound significantly worse than the others.
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    Never use the knob use the remote all the time. I will try it though. I rarely dust my room so you might be right.

    Thanks.
    Current Setup:
    Main: Monitor 60 (bi-amped on my amp using the extra rear conections for 7.1)
    Rear: Monitor 40
    Center: Monitor CS1
    Sub: SVS 20-39PC+
    DVD: Sony DVP-NC675P (use 5 disc to play cds)
    TV: Panasonic 32" Tau
    Reciever: Marantz SR7500

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