The on going saga of me, My Monitor 12's and being broke... lol...
A couple of months ago i burnt out my first set of Tweets (sl2500) So i found two locally, replaced them (still sl2500) and burnt them out aswell... Now i come to find that the sl2500 are a plastic dome and tend to heat up easily (with a low power amp) (150 wpc with not much head room) As a result i melted all four domes! Not one of them blew a voice coil, just melted domes... hehehehehe... Anyhow I was getting to a point to where i was either going to sell these things off and forget the whole deal (discouraged)... So anyhow, I was puttsing around in the back bedroom one night and found my old Yamaha NS 8 Speaker boxes with a nice 1" silk dome tweeter in them and a couple of blow woofers! So i start thinking! Is it possible to carefully remove this dome and place into the sl2500 base and have a working set of tweets? Darn right... I know have a nice sounding set of tweets that look good and sound VERY good (maybe cause they are silk instead of plastic) But i am very pleased... They have been performing nicely for about two months now and no signs of meltdown yet :)
So guess my major rant is... Why are most speakers power hungry and most amps SOOOO under rated?
It's very hard to find a powerful enough amp to run these 12's at a good price (well price for me is out of the question right now) So my future is going to be lower volumes :)~ (but man do i love loud music)