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#259580 - 05/07/09 12:25 AM Buzz from new VP150..??
fab5valentine Offline
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VP150 arrived today.. But has a blown or defective right side driver.. I'm fairly disappointed as I had high hopes for this thing, and upon the first accoustic guitar note with some base there was am awfull buzz that I tracked to the right side 5 -1/4" driver.. I wouldn't anticipate this to be normal right?? The box was in good shape with no sign of stress..

I even plugged it into my B channel with nice monster cable and the issue was duplicated.. Right side driver.. -Dang!!!



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#259586 - 05/07/09 02:10 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: fab5valentine]
Haoleb Offline
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Its probably just a bad driver. It could be a loose screw which you may want to check. I'm not sure if they include a allen wrench with the VP150 as they do with other speakers but thats one of the first things to check. If that doesnt do it. Contact axiom and they will take care of it.
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#259590 - 05/07/09 05:12 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: Haoleb]
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Sorry to hear that Darrin, give Axiom a call and they will have a new driver/speaker out to you in no time.
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#259591 - 05/07/09 06:00 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: fab5valentine]
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Even if the speaker arrived in "good condition", those of us that have been here awhile have heard lots of stories about the shippinf companies jostling things around. I don't remember anyone ever getting a defective driver, though (I think every speaker is tested if I remember right!).

Likely a wire came loose and is buzzing up against the driver or something. Either way, a call to Axiom will get it taken care of quickly! \:\)
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#259593 - 05/07/09 07:28 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I agree MarkS, it is unusual since they are tested before shipping. I would remove and inspect the connections on the drivers as well, or call Axiom.
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#259595 - 05/07/09 07:58 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: fab5valentine]
cb919 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
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Darrin,
I had the same thing happen to me with one of my W22's. Don't fret it however. As frustrating as I know this is, Axiom will make it correct asap. Just call them and they will sort it out for you with either a fix, a new driver or an entire new speaker. Good luck!
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#259597 - 05/07/09 08:31 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: cb919]
fab5valentine Offline
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Yes it is frustrating,, HOWEVER, I'm feeling better with the possitive comments from you guys.. Yes, the box may have been jostled, as it didn't look like it at first but at further inspection one side appears to have a soft spot that I can press back in with ease, as oppeased to a noticable dent on a corner, so who knows..

I'd be happy to take it appart, as I am fairly handy, but didn't want to void any warranty, you know how some companies are..

I'm sure I'll hear something today.. -THANKS!!!!!
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#259598 - 05/07/09 08:33 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: fab5valentine]
SirQuack Offline
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Axiom will probably ask you to remove the driver and inspect the wiring, it won't void warranty.
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#259599 - 05/07/09 08:57 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: SirQuack]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Call Axiom and they will take care of you. Axiom will pay for the cost involved to solve the problem of course (shipping, parts etc). No worries.

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#259604 - 05/07/09 10:32 AM Re: Buzz from new VP150..?? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Murph Offline
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I don't remember anyone ever getting a defective driver,


My old roommate and I once ordered a taxi to go down town. He crashed us into telephone pole in the parking lot for no apparent reason we could ever figure out.

That's the one time I remember getting a defective driver.
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