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Old 07-19-2013, 11:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi i currently own a pair of JBL studio 530s with a very old Sansui g-5000 receiver, recently the tweeters on these have just sounded plain unclear. my father owns 4 of the studio 580s which sound extremely clear but have the same tweeter as the studio 530s which is why I'm confused. could it be that the receiver is very old, or what, my dad is using a Harman/Kardon receiver at 125 watts per channel with a dsp and many other features. i cant seam to remember the other specs of it sorry but thanks for the help!
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Do the obvious, connect another amp/receiver to the 530s. The sound will either get better or it won't.
Amps/receivers don't last for ever.

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The Studio 530 is known for its excellent mid and high frequency sound.

Did they sound fine at first, then get "unclear"?

I agree with 4DHD, try them with another source. If you don't have one, hook them up to your dad's system. THe top end should sound the same as his, though the low frequency stuff will be far more potent on his.

An old receiver can do a lot of things, including
Lose its clarity as parts age or dry out, and distortion increases.
Blow tweeters with sudden spikes in output as regulators get unreliable.
Produce excessive distortion at high volumes that will scorch a delicate driver.

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