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Lost woofer in one cabinet.

Recently, the woofer in my left bookshelf speaker stopped working. The tweeter, (one in each cabinet) still work. When I switched the woofer in question with the right speaker's woofer, I discovered that it works. Is it possible that the 2-way crossover in the left cabinet is the problem? 
I don't know which particular crossover (specs) to replace it with. The speakers are Advent Baby II  bookshelf speakers.
Thanks in advance,
Donagh

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  • Donagh May 29, 2008

    No fuse, and the connections are soldered. There really isn't much to the speakers. 

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I'm not familiar with your specific model, but some of these have fuses for the woofers. Check for a blown safety fuse. Also, verify that the connections to the crossover board are in good shape. These crossovers are not that complex and don't usually fail. Keep us posted on what you find.
Dan

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  • ABRsvcs May 29, 2008

    The crossover should consist of a coil and a cap or two. It is possible that one of the caps has failed. Try measuring across the cap with an ohm meter. This should show a moving resistance value. Reversing the leads should show the value decreasing and then rising again. If that is the case, the caps are good. Without seeing the whole system, I can't suggest anything else, just check the wires etc for possible shorts when the speaker itself is placed into the cabinet.

    Dan

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