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My speakers sound flat with no highs at all

I have a pair of paradigm 9semk3 speakers that were playing okay (for being used with an underpowered stereo) the volue was turned up and they went flat. I have no buzzing, no funny sounds just a very flat, mono sounding, bassish sound. I know the tweeter on one isn't working at all but the tweeter on the other is. Both all 4 woofers seem to be responding. When the volume is cranked they move about 5/8 - 3/4 of an inch in and out like they always did, but the sound just isn't there. Just low somewhat muffled bassy sound. As I know zilch about the inner workings of speakers, I hope this is enough info. - Robar

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SOURCE: Tweeters & Midrange Speakers

If you have a Ohm Meter, check the resistance to the speakers. If it is very high, the speakers are burned, (or the crossover is (just capacitors, and If it is close to 4 ohms check the wiring and and at the speakers, most likly the receiver/amp is not blown.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a set of cerwin vega ls-12 3way woofer works but tweeters

thanks for replying so fast "oilcitycompu", i will do that .will let you know if it worked , thanks

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Paradigm Monitor 9 v4 tweeter not working.

speaker is must likely blown. check to see if another tweeter works at that connection.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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