Worn out speaker driver?

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  • Worn out speaker driver?


Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 11:25
If you are used to driving a $80,000 Mercedes then you don't replace it with a $15,000 Chevy Spark and expect the same driving experience. It's a similar story with these speakers. They were designed as a "cost no object" statement product and intended to plant the flag firmly in high-quality territory and change the perception of the brand. By all accounts they succeeded too. These were one of the first PC speaker sets to be THX rated. That guaranteed a certain level of power and performance. The crease looks like the voice coil has come away from the back of the speaker cone. This can happen just through wear and tear, or from abuse. However, the one that catches most people out is the distortion from highly compressed MP3. It puts a lot of high energy transients in to the coil which generates far more heat damage than over-driving the speakers with too much power but a clean signal. Whatever the reason for the speaker's demise, replacing these with cheap Amazon speakers would be sacrilege. Keep an eye on Ebay. The Z-2300 satellites sometimes come up for sale because someone wrecked their sub. Edit: there was a reply from another member about buying some cheap PC speakers from Amazon. I see it has now been deleted. That's the reason for my comments regarding the unsuitability of that soloution.
Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 18:19
The description sounds like you popped one of the speakers. It needs replacing.

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