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Rs-8 overheat I have an old pair of these that I just pulled out of storage. One of them does not work in that the 8" sub is not working and the little green light on the front never turns green, but stays red when plugged in. I have read that there is a faulty part in the amp or crossover that overheats, and sure enough, when I open up the speaker back panel, it smells hot. Also, the other speaker that does work, the sub will shut down after being driven hard after being on for a while. Anyone have info on what part to replace and how to do it?

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I had the same problem. When I opened it up, the fuse was blown, and it was a pain to find the fuse it needs (3 Amp, 250 V slow-blow fuse, 5x20 mm). Also, the 2 large electrolytics (big purple things near the amp) and one small capacitor were all blown. For 4 fuses, bought seperately from, and the 2 electrolytics and 1 capacitor, it cost about $20, plus almost 20 more in shipping, which still isnt bad considering the original price of the sub. However, the tricky part is that you have to know how to use a soldering iron to take out the old components and put in the new ones.

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This is a 3-way speaker; specifically which speakers do you hear something from and which speakers do you hear nothing from? If the woofer amplifer is blown, for example, you will hear nothing from the woofers, but will hear sound from the midrange speakers and the tweeter.

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