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Old 15th October 2006, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default cracking noise in reference

Hi there,

I own a pair of paradigm v.2 reference floorstander loudspeaker and i have a problem with it.

When i crank up the volume to a certain level the mid range starts to jarr,like it's bottiming out.I thought the bass was too high so i connected another pair of paradigm studio v.2 and its sounds perfect with the same volume.

Can someone please help me figure out this problem since the floorstander should be able to take up more volume than the studio.
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Old 15th October 2006, 11:29 PM   #2
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We can help you, but Paradigm isnt the first to have a say? Did you contact them?
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Old 16th October 2006, 09:44 PM   #3
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I did ,they want me to take it to a dealer and so on ,was wondering if I would be able to fix it with of course any help i can get from this forum.

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Sounds like clipping to me - maybe try a more powerful amp.

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Old 16th October 2006, 11:44 PM   #5
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Rob,
He said he switched speakers and it was fine.

Tony,
is the driver moving enough to be bottoming out? Are you able to do any testing?
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Old 17th October 2006, 12:14 AM   #6
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Hi Cal,

He said he switched speakers to a different model - maybe the other speaker is a different impedance / easier to drive.

Never mind. My bad.

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I thought he said he simply connected more speakers. This would indeed have allowed him to get more bass volume, but not necessarily better sound quality. (J6P+$=Severely Disrepected Gear)
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Question A possibility.

It seems like that, something broken in the Xover of mid. the bass F power was into mid-driver and made it bottoming.
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Smells like a mechanical defect. Maybe some bad/loose glueing in neck/spider region.
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Default Re: A possibility.

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It seems like that, something broken in the Xover of mid. the bass F power was into mid-driver and made it bottoming.
I was wondering if it might be a failed cap also.

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Smells like a mechanical defect. Maybe some bad/loose glueing in neck/spider region.
Let's hope he can determine that before going on to the XO.
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