hello my fellow polkers. I have come to tell you of my terrible situation... this afternoon i was playing a 10hz sine signal to my Rti4's at 40% gain and a min later, i smelled burning sound and no more mid and bass. to my doom, i had realized what had occurred.
my history with this pair...
-Great condition, when given
-woofer driver said Manufactured on "Nov 05, 2003"
-Had for like 4 months?
I used as "wide range" speakers in stereo configuration playing to a well 35hz with large amounts of bass enhancement devices. due to the lack of a subwoofer.
Now the woofers are friend and dried. the left one is really messed up, it seems to have a grip on the pole piece and only moves if forced. And the right speaker is still alive atleast, but only when pushed. during the movements, assisted by me, does it seem to receive a signal.
So far im guessing my options are to buy new woofers. or have them replaced with drivers from Polk Audio. im aware the kind of abuse voids any warranty or such things. but as the second owner, i dont expect it anyway. just to make sure. with great sentimental value, i would not toss this pair away. the beautiful tweeters are still fully functional without harm.
The drivers i want to use as replacements are the "Dayton DC130AS-8 5-1/4" CLASSIC SHIELDED WOOFER"
from Parts Express
are there any suggestions anyone can give me? im in a desperate situation.. without another stereo pair, im suffering with just using to tweeters. and some crappy radioshack headphones, but its better than nothing.