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post #1 of 6 Old 08-15-2013, 10:55 PM - Thread Starter
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I came home from work tonight and turned on Big Bang Theory on my HTPC and noticed it didn't sound right. The sound from my center channel speaker (Klipsch RC-42 II) sounded kind of muffled and lacking in the high end. I checked some settings in my HTPC software real quick and nothing was amiss. I had some work to do so I went to my office and forgot about it. After talking to my wife tonight she told she was "cranking" some music this afternoon on that system and then it hit me. I started wondering if she blew it. I went out and played with the speaker and it sounds to me like the tweeter is dead which would explain the way it sounds.

Now I wasn't home so I have no idea how loud she was playing it or if it was distorting. I just know she was playing Pandora radio through our HTPC running XBMC media center. The speaker is only 4-5 months old so I suppose it's possible it was defective and just went out today, but it seems ironic to me that it happened today and she was playing it loudly today . I've never heard her play anything obscenely loud or anything that ever made me say whoa! before, but since I wasn't here, I really don't know what happened. It was powered by an Onkyo TX-SR504 receiver.

I've never blown a speaker before so I'm not sure what it would sound like or if that's definitely what happened. So my question is if I send it to Klipsch will they be able to tell if it blew or are they likely to just replace it? Anything I can do to tell if it blew?
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Call klipsch they will send you a new driver.

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Really? Just like that? I figured I'd have to send them the entire speaker and they would refuse warranty repair if indeed it was blown. Have you had this happen to you?
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no i have not but thats pretty much the norm. give them a call

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I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the reply.
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Indeed I called and Klipsch sent me a new tweeter. Thanks a ton Reference_head!
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