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Design Acoustics PS-CV/55 -One speaker weak, scratchy

Posted: 22 Nov 2019 18:07
by PioneerFan
I picked up a pair of these at the local Goodwill for next to nothing. One of them is seemingly weak and scratchy. I have a working "parts" speaker coming. I did notice what sounds like rubbing on the voice coil when I press down on the woofer cone. Before I go crazy trying to isolate the problem to the woofer, crossover, or tweeter, is it possible that a bad voice coil could be the culprit?

Re: Design Acoustics PS-CV/55 -One speaker weak, scratchy

Posted: 23 Nov 2019 10:24
by Alec124c41
Absolutely. If you hear what you describe, it is probable that the coils have been fried.
Replacing the woofer is indicated.
Is the tweeter working?

Cheers,
Alec

Re: Design Acoustics PS-CV/55 -One speaker weak, scratchy

Posted: 25 Nov 2019 13:47
by PioneerFan
Alec124c41 wrote:
23 Nov 2019 10:24
Absolutely. If you hear what you describe, it is probable that the coils have been fried.
Replacing the woofer is indicated.
Is the tweeter working?

Cheers,
Alec
The tweeter sounds weak. I am having a tested parts unit delivered, and will gut the cabinets and swap the components. The cabinet of the defective one is much nicer.