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I have a yamaha SW218v speaker cabinet. while playing it one night, they completely shut off. are the drivers blown or could there maybe be an overload inside that can be reset?

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Contact mackie directly. They sell replacement drivers for these units.


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SOURCE: Removal of speaker from cabinet Yamaha SW118

Often there is a gasket seal at the speaker/cabinet interface to keep any air leaks from happening. That seal can get pretty stubborn after time, or perhaps it was glued in with some type of glue. I'd be real careful with the "claw hammer" technique, you will likely honk up the cabinet, the speaker, or both. Use a razor knife carefully around the edge of the speaker and cabinet. If that will go into the crack, work your way around until you've freed up the speaker. Good luck and be careful!

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