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Do all speakers have fuses? I may have blown one of my Bose 151 outdoor speakers, but can't find a fuse inside.

I get no sound from one of my Bose 151 outdoor speakers. I was hoping it might be as simple as a blown fuse, but I can't find a fuse inside. The speaker cone appears to be in perfect condition, but no sound is being produced. Yes, I hooked up the other speaker to the same channel, and the other speaker works find. Many thanks.

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  • Bill Oct 08, 2008

    They're 4-ohm speakers. My multimeter reads infinity on the bad
    speaker, and about 1 ohm on the good one. I don't know anything about
    reconing, so I will look for a replacement driver, as you suggested, or
    more likely, just replace the speakers altogether. Just wanted to make
    sure there wasn't a simple solution that I was overlooking, before I
    discard these.
    Thanks so much.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    how can I get a toy out of my bose 701 speaker?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Melted inside

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Unfortunately many speakers do not have fuses. Most likely the voice coil has opened up inside the speaker itself. You can either get a replacement driver (speaker) or re-cone the one you have. In any case, the driver needs to be replaced.

You can verify this if you use an ohmmeter. With an 8 ohm impedence speaker, the reading should be about 6 ohms. If you read a higher number or infinity, the coil is bad.

Dan

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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