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    Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

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    1 pair of Focal 165VR 6.5in midrange speakers. One has developed a buzzing problem at higher volume.

    This is just the midrange speakers not a full component set. Does not include any tweeters passive crossovers, grills, or mounting hardware.


    Item(s) Description/Condition:
    These were bought 4 months ago from Amazon. One of the speakers, has blue tape on it, is now making a buzzing noise at higher volumes. I verified it was the speaker by playing it unmounted from the door. At normal listening levels it sounds just as it should.



    This might be something easy to fix or it may not. I am not sure. I have just replaced these with something else.


    Price:
    $50 shipped, Paypal only. Not looking for any trades at this time unless someone has a Sundown 50.4 laying around.

    If I am out of line on price please let me know.

    I have a few feedbacks on diyma and on other "non car audio" forums. Over 100 transactions on eBay using same ID. I don't sell a lot. I am more of a buyer but I guarantee I am not a scammer.


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    Specs:
    Nominal power 75 W

    Maximum power 150 W

    Sensitivity 94.5 dB

    Cone Polyglass

    Surround Butyl

    Nom. impedance 4 ohms

    DC resistance 3,2 ohms 1.25 in

    VC diameter 32 mm 0.4 in

    VC height 11 mm

    Former Kapton

    Layers 2

    Wire Copper

    Inductance 0,25mH

    Xmax 2 mm

    Magnet d x h 85 x 17 mm 3.35 x 0.67 in

    Magnet weight 420 g 0.93 lb

    Flux density 1,1 T

    Gap height 6 mm

    Net weight 1350 g 2.98 lb



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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Wow, $50 shipped? Interested. How will these be protected during shipping?



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ciaonzo View Post
    Wow, $50 shipped? Interested. How will these be protected during shipping?
    I almost bit too. Just dont know if the issue with the other is fixable.



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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    I am no repair guy and not looking to rob anyone on these.

    I was planning on wrapping them individually in bubble wrap, packing with peanuts, and shipping via USPS in a $15 flat rate box.

    I know the one perfectly working speaker is worth more than I am asking for both but they are doing me no good in the closet.




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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Quote Originally Posted by langlowe View Post
    I am no repair guy and not looking to rob anyone on these.

    I was planning on wrapping them individually in bubble wrap, packing with peanuts, and shipping via USPS in a $15 flat rate box.

    I know the one perfectly working speaker is worth more than I am asking for both but they are doing me no good in the closet.
    I'm not big on the idea of peanuts but if you can assure me that measures will be taken so that the cones and surrounds won't be deformed or punctured, I'll take them. Perhaps, (if you have any) you could use some of the plastic stand-offs that are usually placed in the screw holes and then wrap each driver in cardboard, this would keep things off the cone and surround. I will cover shipping if it requires a larger box. Actually, I will cover shipping either way so you can put the whole $50 in your pocket.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ciaonzo View Post
    I'm not big on the idea of peanuts but if you can assure me that measures will be taken so that the cones and surrounds won't be deformed or punctured, I'll take them. Perhaps, (if you have any) you could use some of the plastic stand-offs that are usually placed in the screw holes and then wrap each driver in cardboard, this would keep things off the cone and surround. I will cover shipping if it requires a larger box. Actually, I will cover shipping either way so you can put the whole $50 in your pocket.
    You have a deal.

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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Thank you, Sir.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Sold pending payment.




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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Now officially sold.

    Thanks all.




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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Received these in perfect condition!



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Fix it and send to me por favor.



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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    Fix it and send to me por favor.
    I'll play with them this weekend and see what's up, lol.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Pair of Focal 165VR 6.5 midranges - One has a buzzing problem

    dang i missed a steal



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