I'm having problems with some speakers I bought from "chinny" on here a couple weeks ago. I really didn't want to make this public but he's really not coming up with any resolution.
I purchased these Rainbow SLC 265.03 component speakers from him, I sent him $150 via PayPal on 10/31/05 :
I recieved the package on 11/04/05. I opened the package and saw that the grills were laying on top of the woofers. I inspected the speakers and there were slight marks on one of the woofers because the grill had moved during transport and had pressed onto the woofer. I didn't mind though because I knew it wasn't anything major. I installed the speakers on 11/07/05. They were hooked up to a Xtant A4004 amplifier with an output of 50W per channel at 4 ohms. Upon installing the speakers, I noticed that there was no sound coming from the passenger side tweeter. I triple checked all of the connections. Then I took the tweeter from the driver's side and switched it to the passenger side, and the tweeter was working like it should. I took the "bad" tweeter and installed it on the driver's side and it still did not work. At this point I knew that it was not the crossover, and that it could only be the tweeter. The connection points on the back of the tweeter look fine and there is no burnt smell.
I contacted chinny on AIM that night and told him about the problem. He told me to contact some people about getting a replacement tweeter or getting it fixed. The next day I called AlumaPro, Arc Audio, Speed & Sound, and sent an e-mail to Rainbow in Germany. Rainbow told me to contact AlumaPro. I called AlumaPro and they said there is nothing they can do because it is older than 2 years. Arc Audio doesn't have any Rainbow products anymore. And Speed & Sound told me that AlumaPro doesn't have any tweeters in stock.
Chinny told me that the tweeter did not work at the beginning and then it worked. He also told me that he used his stock tweeters instead of the Rainbow tweeters because they sounded better.
I contacted chinny on AIM again and this is our conversation:
Then I did some research and found these threads that Chinny posted previously:king diamond 316: hey
j D 154 G: hey
king diamond 316: im going to have to return these speakers to you, there's no way im going to get a new tweeter
j D 154 G: .....
j D 154 G: hmm
j D 154 G: u now 6spdcoupe?
j D 154 G: in ca.com
j D 154 G: have u talked to him
king diamond 316: no
j D 154 G: hes a rainboe dealer
j D 154 G: rainbow
j D 154 G: he would replace it to u for free
j D 154 G: pm him
j D 154 G: but the tweet worked before i shipped out
j D 154 G: i got ppl that witnessed it
king diamond 316: it's impossible to have stopped working during shipping
j D 154 G: i know its impossible
j D 154 G: hey man i have to go to work ill be back laters
This thread is notable:
My left tweet went out... now im stuck with stock tweets.
I contacted every Rainbow supplier I could and there really is no chance of me getting a Cal 1245 tweeter anytime soon, if ever. Speed & Sound recommended checking on ebay but find Rainbow equipment on there is rare.
All I want from chinny is my $150 back and I will ship these speakers back to him. In the meantime everyone be cautious when dealing with chinny.