Hotrod amp is distorting on the clean channel once it goes past 3,is it a speaker problem or is it tubes?
to rule out the speaker, you could try one of 2 things.
1. remove the speaker from the cabinent and gently push the diaphram in 1/2 an inch to 3/4 an inch, as far as it will gently go- BE GENTLE. the speaker should recess and return to normal position smoothly, without any scratching or rubbing, or internal resistance., the only resistance should be from the paper cone itself, not internal to the speaker. if there is any rubbing or scratching from the inside (inside the area surrounded by the magnet), or any changes in resistance (not smoothly moving) as the speaker goes in or out, then the voice coil is damaged.
2. find another speaker of suitable wattage and ohmage, and disconnect the hot rod's internal speaker, and hook the replacement speaker up in the internal speakers place. a speaker of 50-100 watts should be suitable, and it will probably need to be 8 ohms- a standard bookshelf speaker may be suitable if it is a suitable wattage and ohmage rating (stamped on the back of the hot rod's speaker magnet and/or on the back of the external speaker/cabinent as "8ω",) do not, and again, do not, under any circumstance disconnect or connect a speaker while the amp is on, or even plugged in. touching the positive and negative speaker leads together, even briefly, while the amp is powered will fry the amplifier circuit, and you will smell it!!!
Mar 09, 2011 |
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