Originally Posted by yelnatsch517
I'm not defending anyone or a fanboy of anything; but simply from an unbiased perspective, I understand the response of "well, if you think you can do it, you try it" mentality.
One of the most selfish and ignorant, yet most common, mindsets that people have is their expectations of others to accomplish more than themselves.
If you can't do any better, don't complain and if you complain, you better be ready to prove you can do better.
This is the philosophy that I live by and I don't expect other people to agree or even understand. I just wanted to express what I feel is the sentiment of your quoted paraphrase.
In terms of fixing the existing issues at hand, I agree in that it's a completely useless sentiment to express, especially for a business.
Customers want to know that an action plan is in place to fix the issues, not a runaround because there most likely is none.
Yes, I agree, it was not the right response to take. I have nothing else to say on that.
After evaluating the whole situation and viewing the dead unit that arrived to me, I've formed the following conclusions, many of course, I already knew:
- The UXL-18 is rated for 1200 watts RMS. It will handle this power without issue
- What happened to this driver, while a mistake, goes well beyond what it is rated for
- Mach 5 Audio/Innovative Sound stands behind its products and warranty obligations
- Had nothing been said about the power output applied, I still would have known the driver's death was still the result of abuse regardless
I must say, I'm surprised how well it withstood against such extreme conditions. I was honestly expecting to see the driver show up in pieces. In fact, the driver stayed together perfectly, minus the dust cap. The failure was thermal/over excursion, which is no surprise, considering the output that was applied.
If anything, this confirms that the UXL-18 does indeed have a limit, and it is most certainly below 8kw at less than 10Hz. It almost makes me wonder how it would have held up with the same power but at a higher frequency
And to those who are thinking, no, I do not have 8kw of power available for testing