BP8 Tweeter is Out (No Sound). Need Advice
Hi all. I bought Definitive Technology speakers back in 1997 as the basis for my then new home theater system - BP2002s for front L/R, C/L/R 2002 for the center, and BP8s for surround L/R. A few years ago, I moved across the country and had professional movers move my gear. I still use the speakers and love them, but I noticed around the time that I moved, the tweeter in one of the BP8s has gone out (no sound). (There is no outside physical damage to the speaker from the move.) I just put up with the issue for years as it's not terribly noticeable - but I know the problem exists and that bugs me, I want to fix it. Today, I pulled the mesh down just to inspect the speaker. (DISCLAIMER: I know very little about repairing speakers.) First thing I noticed is that there are front and rear tweeters. They seem to look OK, although the front aluminum tweeter does seem to have a crinkle in it. I also know from doing a Denon Audessey setup that when it tests that speaker, no noise at all comes out of either tweeter. This leads me to believe that it's the crossover mechanism inside instead of physical damage to the tweeters. Maybe something was jarred loose in the move years ago? Anyway, is there such a thing as a repair manual for these? Should I take the tweeters out and inspect inside? Seems simple, but I really don't know what I'm looking for and I want to be careful. Further tests I can do to determine the problem? Thanks for any guidance someone here may give me before I delve inside the cabinet.
Last edited by petes457; 08-09-2014 at 08:01 AM.
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