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Did I severely damaged my speakers?

post #1 of 4
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Hi,

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

 

I recently hooked up a pair of Dynaudio BM6As to the RME ADI-2 Dac.

The dac didn't have a volume controller and was sending extremely loud signals to my speakers (to the point where it was distorting badly) so I immediately hit Pause as to avoid damaging my speakers.

However, the Dac (a bad unit) also came with loose power cable so that when I touch the dac, the cable disconnects and the dac switches off suddenly.

When this happened, it caused a LOUD POP (and THUD) from the speakers.

My concern is: could I have damaged my speakers and how do I know?

 

I would appreciate any thoughts or opinions!

 

Thank you so much in advance.

 

Best,

j

post #2 of 4

I think you'll be fine they often have a protection circuit and if something goes, it's usually the tweeter which isn't too expensive afaik. But the best way to know is just trying them out, good luck.

post #3 of 4

NO, I also sent a lot of loud pop over the years to my amplified studio monitors without problem.

post #4 of 4

Hard to say really, but probably not.  The distortion was probably not long enough in duration to cause any voice coil heat up that could have damaged it.  The loud pop and thud could have damaged the back of the voice coil in the woofer if the coil slammed into the magnet when the thud occured, but if there appears to be no distortion when playing the speaker you are probably okay.  Typically you will get some rubbing of the voice coil in the gap and audible distortion if the woofer voice coil is damaged physically.

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