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Problem with Diamond 8.4

Hi all! I just got a second hand pair of wharfedales diamond 8.4 They were supposed to work perfect before I got them but today I set up the whole system and the surprise is that one of the speakers is not working. Well, actully it sounds, just the woofer, and really low and bad. I've tried plugin the bananas of the other speaker(directly the signal that the other speaker was getting) and... definitely the problem is with the speaker. Any ideas on this? Should I try opening the cap on back (where the bananas are plugged in) and sneak around? Besides, I'm testing the "healthy" speaker and now I've some doubts. Of the 3 "drivers", the mid-range driver is the only one going crazy. The woofer doesn't vibrate, I don't feel mucho movement going on with it. I've changed the setting to power up the bass and down the trebble, but the woofer still doesn't vibrate. Is this normal? Thanx! Javier

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Re: Problem with Diamond 8.4

No - sounds like the speaker/ cross over is faulty - I assume there are only one set of connections on the back - on some speakers you have 4 connections for dual wiring - and you usually bridge those out Play a piece of music with some drumming in it and you should see the midrange move a lot Just to make sure there is not a problme with the Amp - swap the speakers around - so you have a left speaker and a right speaker connected physically move the left speaker over to the rightside and connect to right side cables - and the right speaker to the left side and connect to left cables Now if the problem goes over to the other side - its the speaker thats fault if it stays on the sam side - its the amp

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