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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question replacing amp speakers

I want to replace my amp speakers, but was wondering how hard it would be to do. Anyone ever changed out their own speakers? I have a Carvin SX200 that I bought back in '98 and there's a lot of crackling, distortion, and other terrible noise coming out of it, so I figured replacing the speakers would probably fix the problem.

Any help is appreciated.

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Shane
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 11:21 PM
 
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Re: replacing amp speakers

by what you describing i think it may be a bad input jack or somthing like that.

As far as speakers go , www.avatarspeakers.com sells celestion hellatone 60s and 30s which are suppose to be the sh^t . If i was going to buy speakers it would be those or the good old celestion vintage 30
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2005, 08:58 AM
 
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Re: replacing amp speakers

I would definitely TRY another speaker before buying one to make sure that's the real problem. If it IS, it's simple, as long as the new speaker is the same size; take out screws, replace speaker, put in screws.

Another possibility is dirty pots. You can open up your amp & clean those with Caig DeOxit or similar. As a solid state amp, it should be pretty safe; just unplug it and avoid touching the leads to any big capacitors (cylindrical components).
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2005, 10:50 AM
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Re: replacing amp speakers

"Crackling" would indicate something other than speakers, try to fix the real problem first. Speakers can make a huge difference in the tone afterwards.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2005, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: replacing amp speakers

Thanks for the replies. I'll try cleaning it up first and go from there. It's just gotten progressively worse in the last year, so I figured the speakers were dying. I'll let y'all know how it works out.
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