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    Default bad driver on ls 50?

    I have a pair of LS 50's that I got in 1996. They've always sounded great but recently one of them has developed some distortion and a "buzzy" sound. I thought it might be my amp or speaker wires but after some fiddling isolated one of the drivers that was making the sound. I popped it out and disconnected the wires and the speaker sounds good again. Could it be something else other than the driver itself like internal wiring or crossovers or?? I don't want to spend the $$ to repace the driver and have it be something else.

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    I'm not clear about something, did you disconnect the driver in question and then everything else sounded ok or did you disconnect it and then re-connect it which resulted in that driver playing ok again?
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    I left it disconnected. The remaining speakers sound good now because the distortion was coming from the one I had disconnected. I ordered a new one today. The CS guy I talked to was fairly sure it was the driver.
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    Ok, it sounds like a bad voice coil. You could swap the questionable driver with a known good one and if it still sounds like crap, then you have a bad driver. Let us know.
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    Will do. They're shipping it Monday so I should have it by Wed
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer Elite VSX01 AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

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