Does anybody know of a place where I can purchase just the tweeter? Prices? Possible cures without having to buy anything? I haven't opened the box yet, so it could be that the wire came unhooked during shipping.
I had a Paradigm HT set up not too long ago. I had them for about 2 years. One of my Monitor 7's had a tweeter that didn't work right out of the box, one of my Mini Monitors had its midrange driver begin to cut out after about 1.5 years. Both of these issues were a cold solder joint on the crossover. Sounds like Paradigm may have some QC items to address. (2 out of 5 for me wasn't very good odds.)
It sounds like you may have the same issue. You can take the cone out of the speaker housing and "carefully" wiggle the tweeter leads while playing the speakers at a low volume. (If it's a cold solder joint you might be able to hear the tweeter cut in and out) This will enable you to trace the exact wire to the joint that is the culprit. (that worked for me on one) If that doesn't work, re-solder all the joints on the x-over(s). I bet you a buck one of these will do the trick.
I sold the speakers and of course the tweeter quit working during shipping. At least, as far as I know it was working when I unhooked them. The buyer noticed the tweeter wasn't working. So now I get to refund his money and try to find out what's wrong. If it's just a loose wire, does it HAVE to be soldered back or can I just strip the wire and connect it directly?
I burned out a tweeter in my Monitor 9's (V.2). I called the dealer and he shipped me one the next day, no questions asked. Of course, mine were still under warranty, but the point it he had them in stock. I'm sure you could buy one and I doubt they'd be too expensive.
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