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I have 60.3's in the front and 50.3's in the rear. The comps are wired in parallel to a RF 500.2 giving it a 2ohm stereo load.

The problem is this; yesterday I think a capacitor/resistor popped in the crossover because I heard a popping noise followed by smoke seeping through the door panel!

The comps still sound as they did before at 70% volume on the HU and the amp gains at about 1/3. If I turn the volume up past 70% I get a slight burning smell. Could that be the tweeters? BTW, there is no distortion whatsoever, it seems like they can take more power but I get that burning smell. The comps are getting approx. 175rms each.

Finally the comps are still under warranty, but if there are no problems should I send them back? I would hate to drive around for 2 weeks with only 1 speaker up front!
 

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burning smell

Maybe im wrong but i have never known of speakers to burn up i believe they can get to much power and blow but wouldnt cause them to burn maybe be really distorted or not work at all I think your crossover is what burnt up. Im not extremely knowledgeable on car audio but i suggest you check the crossover.
 

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sounds like u blew(burned) the voice coil to me. push in on the cone of the speaker. if you hear a harsh rough grinding sound, even though it may be faint, your voice coil is gone.
 

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Simans82 said:
If I smelled burning and saw smoke, I doubt I'd try turning them all the way up again. :confused:

I think AltimaVixen is definitely right on this one, but damn... smoke? lol
What I thought was smoke turned out to be the fine paper that is enclosed in the capacitors. It was so fine that is looked like smoke but there is just a paper residue in my door panel.

What I still don't inderstand is that there was no distortion! Anyway, yesterday all of the tweets stopped working at the same time so I am sending them back today. Maybe next time I will run the speakers in series or just sell the 500.2 and get an amp not so powerful.
 

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CLE_NastyNupe said:
What I thought was smoke turned out to be the fine paper that is enclosed in the capacitors. It was so fine that is looked like smoke but there is just a paper residue in my door panel.
That's crazy, well it's good to hear it wasn't anything serious.
 
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