Originally Posted by petetherock
Just checking, for those who have seen the woofer hitting it's limits or heard the flapping sound, is there any long term deleterious effect ? If it's a once off thing?
I want to be cautious when using my speakers..
It is definitely not good for the speaker,when i had my c1's and this had happened a few times,i mentioned it to my dealer...he said "that is considered ABUSE" by driving them so hard.I was a bit shocked by what he said,i had just shelled out 8500 bucks for these speakers,that he recommended to me,and i can not even crank them up very loud without hitting their limits?
Have you had it happen to you now Pete?To me,that is a flaw with the c1's...it just seems to happen WAY too easily,and it made me think that i needed some gigantic mono-blocks to power them properly.I also noticed that after this happened a few times,it seemed to be easier to get them to "pop",so maybe i did damage something in them by doing this(not on purpose).After all this,i was kind of walking on eggshells when turning them up,having to be very cautious of the volume all the time,and to me they did not sound as good as my 160's i had at the time,so they may very well of been messed up by this "flapping" as you call it.
I couldn't unload them soon enough,and am very happy with their replacement(xd 600's).
I would be very careful with the volume on the c1's,especially when using them in home-theater...it is easy to drive them too hard and not notice,because the subs may drown out the popping before you can really notice that it is happening.