I purchased the speakers used. I'm kind of an old school guy. I like the big cabinet speakers with my old tuner and JVC turntable. anyway one speaker is complete. the other is missing the big passive radiator. i think its a passive radiator because there was no wires that are not connected to anything. also the woofer in the cabinet is not the original. Can you tell me where and if i can still get these items to replace these speaker parts. thank you.
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These older tuner/amps have protection relays that when latching, are distinctly audible. Does the relay engage after approx. 10 seconds after turn-on? If not, check your speaker wires and/or speakers for issues. With all speakers (and wires) disconnected, the relay should still latch after turn-on. If not then you have an internal problem...likely a older pre-drive transistor that's bias is incorrect, which in turn causes bigger problems downstream.
In most cases, you need a pair of Red/White RCA cables. Connect one set of ends (1 red + 1 white) to the external tuner's output and the other (white + red) to the input on the Amp.
Then you need double stranded wire to connect the speakers to the amp. one x double stranded wire for each speaker. You can use electrical cord from the hardware store (e.g. 18 gauge wire) or you can buy some speaker wire (16 to 20 gauge - use lower number wire (thicker) for higher power amp). 16 to 18 gauge wire for a 100 watt per channel amp if your speakers are less than 15 feet from the amp (wires are less than 15 feet long). If longer than 15 feet, use the 16 gauge wire. You can use 18 gauge for most anything else.
The only way it cCOULD work would be from a Digital Audio Output to a Digital Audio Input.
What is the model of the TV? Does it REALLY output a digital multichannel audio program? TV's aren't generally known for their audio chops and some of us own monitors with NO speakers or sound capabilities. Hence we buy things like Kenwood receivers and better speakers.
I would recommend that you draw the TV-related audio from the same place the TV gets it - Cable / DVD / BD. The audio hookup is simpler and the fewer intervening connnections, the better.
First of all the EXA-3940 is rated at 350watts per channel in to 8 ohms. The 1400 watts is bridged into a 4 ohm load. Second, the speakers can handle 1000Wats peak with an average of 600 continuous (i'm guessing). That tells me that the amp is underpowered for the speakers. The sensitivity of the amp is such that the mixer is overdriving the input stage. That is what is causing the clipping. If you are looking for more volume, you are probably better off purchasing another amp and running them in bridge mode, 1 per speaker cab. Be careful though, not to overdrive the speaker cabinets either.
A home stereo system is not complete without an amplifier which drives the speakers. A preamp cannot drive a speaker. Try to read the labels at the back of the system...if it reads speaker then that is the amplifier output. Would you mind giving us what model is your system?
Thats odd. The only passive radiators I have seen over the years have been the same size as the bass driver. They need to be this way to provide the correct tracking of the bass driver. Your speakers sound more like a a 3 way system that may have been modded. Unfortunately they pre-date the internet by the looks of it :) I cant find any info for them, and from my recollection. Kenwood never made anything notable in loudspeakers. I suggest checking the crossover of the speakers to see if they look original, or if indeed they are 3 ways. If there is only a capacitor to the tweeter, then they were never meant to be performance loudspeakers,and probably came with a system of sorts. Keeping in mind the cost of replacement drivers to do upgrades to this sort of gear, may make them uneconomic to repair or upgrade. In Australia(they do deliver world wide) you can get passive radiators from Speaker Bits Got any thoughts on that. :)