Originally Posted by V8POWER PENDRAGON's blown tweeter - beware - recurring problem
. Anyone experiencing blowing just the middle of the three tweeters on the full size Pendragon's? After blowing the tweeter, talking to Eric and him telling me that I would need to buy a new tweeter and it was not covered under warranty, i replaced the tweeter and it blew again.
Any ideas of how to fix this or has anyone else run into the problem? Power is from an Emotiva XPR-2 so either these speakers cannot handle power or something is wired wrong. Eric is not helping. (I also never received from speaker grills
Interesting issue...I see the Emotiva amp is rated @ 600w @ 8 ohms and 1,000 @ 4. Thats one big mama of an amp for home use I tell ya. The Pens are rated @ 200w so I can see how Eric may not be willing to honor a warrantee but Im not saying that I agree or I think that is the right thing to do as I am from the school that power does not blow speakers, distortion blows speakers.
If I was Tekton I would simply send some free tweets just for some good old customer service.
I guess Tekton could always put circuit protection inline to protect the tweets at our ears expense like Bose did and some Community pro speakers I had years ago.
Back in the 90's when I sold lots of Bose AM-5's I would get calls from customers wanting to know what the light bulb things were glowing in the port of the Bose sub. I would simply have to say turn the dang thing down till you don't see light coming out of your speakers and you will be OK! Those speakers sounded like crap but I never had a set come back with a blown tweeter!
If tweeters are blowing I would ask at what SPL are the speakers being driven. With a 600w amp and efficient Pendragons driven at a point that would snap a tweeter I think would kill an ear as well... No?
I suggest purchasing a Radio Shack or Parts Express SPL meter and post what your normal db is in the listening room as all speakers have a max SPL they can do and a measurement would help determine if the issue is the speaker design or simply turning it up to loud.
At the same time, I still wonder what crossover point the Tektons are designed around as if something is not right in the design I bet a 600 watt amp will let you know real quick with blown tweets.
A SPL measurement of the listening room I think would tell lots. I could ask how loud do you listen to your rig but crazy loud to one person is normal for someone else. A db measurement would tell just how loud your normal rig is and you could say hey Eric, my speakers are blowing and my normal level is only ? db...Just a thought.
I use 7 tube watts with my Pens so a 600 W amp would run me out of the room I bet.