Hi and thanks for reading
I've had a pair of A5 for about 4 years now. A few months ago I noticed there was a bit of crackling, that wouldn't go away if I unplugged the source. More white noise than usual too.
It got louder, I got sound like somebody's blowing in a mike, and then pops. Problems showed up randomly, but more and more frequently.
The pops have recently gone louder, sometimes insanely loud. (membranes popping like 3").
Again, plugging off the source has no impact. Turning the volume knob quickly (up or down) seems to affect the crackling though.
I suspect a component or two are dying (capacitor? resistor?).
So my question is, what would be the most sensible?
_cough up the money and buy a new set
_bring it to a repair shop and hope they can fix it for a reasonable price AND that the troubles won't come back AND that the insane popping hasn't damaged the speakers
_somehow try and fix it myself, if the components are easily testable and replaceable