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    My crossover exploded, why?

    i was driving home from school and after about 40 minutes of driving i heard a really loud "knock" from the right side of my car. it sounded like a big rock hit my windshield and then it smelled like a burnt speaker. one of the yellow things inside blew up. why did this happen? i have a set of cdt cl-61a/tw24 comps and i was givin them 260w. is this defective or shorted out somewhere? i set my gains correctly and i did not abuse them.

    it's the yellow part that's in the smaller circle:


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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    wow that's crazy, never heard of such a thing happening, maybe some kind of freak thing like a short or something, or possibly a defective product.



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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    You blew a capacitor, but the photo is too bad to tell if anything more is gone.




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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    faulty component
    too much power



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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    Not to talk trash, but that's the third or fourth "my CDT crossover exploded!" post I've read over the years.




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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    *edited* read incorrectly.

    Weird.



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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    i thought that it was 130w each side? is that what i ****ed up on?




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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    Yes you're correct, I read it as if you were giving them 260 to each side.

    Sounds like a bad capacitor to me. How old are they? Still have warranty?

    Makes me weary to put 150w to each side that I am now ...



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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    oh sorry about that. i just got them like a month and a half ago so they are basically new and still have the warranty. nothing else seems to be damaged and the speakers still work but i'm too afraid to turn it past 5/40 cause i don't wanna mess up anything else...




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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    Call the place you bought them from and see if you can get a warranty claim.



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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    i had a crossover explode on me.... just sent it back to quart and got new ones




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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanpc View Post
    i had a crossover explode on me.... just sent it back to quart and got new ones
    what's quart?




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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnt by pat View Post
    faulty component
    too much power

    +1 thats the problem



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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    Quote Originally Posted by freddie1 View Post
    what's quart?
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    Re: My crossover exploded, why?

    not new to me at all. cdt speakers/products have blown up on me countless times. iam done with that company.



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