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#271744 - 09/07/09 12:54 AM VP 150 Tweets no work
stinger Offline
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I've been a long time Axiom owner,probably past the 5 year mark.I own the 80's,Qs8's and a vp 150.lately I've noticed the tweeters on the 150 have stoped produceing sound.any ideas?

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#271752 - 09/07/09 08:37 AM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: stinger]
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#271755 - 09/07/09 09:39 AM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: stinger]
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Always check the gas first. Well, OK, wiring in this case. Make sure there isn't something loose.

If the tweets are no longer working, Axiom will sell you replacements.
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#271759 - 09/07/09 11:21 AM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: fredk]
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ok,I took the speaker apart and checked the wires,all good.next I checked the tweeters with the set of wires from a mid that still works and both tweeters worked.I'm thinking it's the crossover.

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#271760 - 09/07/09 11:44 AM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: stinger]
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Call Axiom, Toll-Free at 1-866-244-8796 and they will get you taken care of.

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#271834 - 09/08/09 03:11 AM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: stinger]
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Stinger, welcome. Good work on checking the problem. Yes, it would seem that since the tweeters work when connected to the output for the mid-woofers, that the capacitor in the high-pass section of the crossover to the tweeters is finished. Call Axiom for a replacement; most likely it would be the entire crossover which would be sent.
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#272013 - 09/09/09 08:08 PM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: JohnK]
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well while I wait for an answer from Axiom I thought I would ask a question.what would cause a crossover to go bad? dumb luck?

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#272025 - 09/09/09 10:53 PM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: stinger]
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Like any electronic components, they can fail. This is very rare in the case of the crossover. This is the first time I have ever read on this forum that a crossover component became defective.

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#272055 - 09/10/09 03:06 AM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: JohnK]
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And of course, my mention of the capacitor was just a (slightly)educated guess. Maybe vibrations broke a connection in the crossover, but whatever it is, the signal isn't making it through to the tweeters.
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#272207 - 09/11/09 05:29 PM Re: VP 150 Tweets no work [Re: BlueJays1]
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I've been waiting for a solution all week and so far nothing.after several e mails I'm starting to feel like I'm on my own,hate to be a bother

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