Hi guys, I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on one of these Neosis bad boys next week, a 228 for my center channel. I can't afford to buy three at once, or I would, but for now I'll be using my two Klipsch KL-650 THX Ultra 2s as my main left and right's.
Now, I have a question here, as I'm having some kind of problem with my Emotiva amp and current set up and worried that I may damage my new Noesis. I have an XPA-3 that's been good to me, however it seems to shut down when I run my KL-650s. I have, I believe, two blown compression drivers, it happened all of a sudden when I turned on my amp, my apartment was very staticky that day and I heard my speakers pop. I got two replacement horns for my KL's from Parts Express, but I'm worried something in my electrical system, such as having too much gear for the circuirts here, is causing my amp to go into shutdown mode and possibly blow tweeters repeatedly. Is there some test I can do? How many amps do I need from my breaker for an Emotiva XPA-3? And why do my tweeters keep blowing? I didn't do anything special. I want to protect my investment and avoid future headaches. Once I put in my replacement horns tonight I just don't want to risk them blowing again, as I might sell these Klipsch to have an all JTR set-up. These speakers have been good to me but it's time to move up in the world!
I'm also considering the Single 8s but the slant one for my center, as I have a non-acoustically transparent projector screen and it would be nice to reclaim the floor area beneat the screen to clean up my living space a bit. It sucks but the Elite AT screen I got before had way too much moire on my BenQ w1070, so I had to get the regular white one (which I'm happy with...but that means I need to figure out placing for my speakers). My Klipsch are also too wide, they have to go below the screen. With either the Slant 8s or the Noesis 228s, I think I can figure something out for my left and right so they won't have to be below the screen, and can either eventually put three 228s on the sides + above the screen (angled down), or get three slanted 8s for my LCRs, angled down, or I'm not sure. I do like the fact that the Noesis are longer than they are wide, so maybe I can squeeze them alongside my screen in the place I have, and it not impact the viewable area of my projected image (I don't have much space!).
Then again, I might move back into my old loft one day and there I'd build an AT 4k curved scope screen and put these speakers behind it, in which case the slanted ones wouldn't make as much sense as the 228s or possibly single 8 low profile version. Anyway, I need the forums input on my amp problems, it's just so heavy to ship it back to Emotiva to eliminate the amp as the cause of my tweeters blowing (this is the third time). The first time was my fault since I ran my speakers from my Marantz which isn't 4 ohm safe, since I bent the RCA inputs by accident (since then I fixed them myself with a replacement part from Emotiva). Now I'm just wondering if perhaps my electrics are overloaded in my new condo / apartment and I could blow my new gear too, or perhaps the Klipsch KL-650s and the XPA-3 were never a good match to begin with? I ran them for years together, but I just need to know what's going wrong to blow these horns all the time. Makes me worried to buy these 228s and have the same problem happen again.