I bought a set of these used a few week ago, got them installed shortly after I bought them, and then after I got them installed I realized that the crossovers were bad.
I inititally had them bridged at 200w a side (passive) with the gains adjusted down very low, and when I would try to crank them up to volume level 25-26 on my HU(Alpine 7998), the tweeters would immediately cut out until I lowered the volume. I tried swapping crossovers, same issue happened again, same volume level. I then un-bridged my amp and just ran two channels to the phase plugs(w/ crossovers), which would now be giving them about 110w a side. Still had the issue with the tweeters cutting off. I had my professional installer then test the output of each passive crossover, and it turns out that they were both bad upon conclusion of his tests.
After being frustrated with this issue for a few days, I decided to go active and not use the passive crossovers....now that I've gone this route, these mids and tweets sound amazing!
My question is, I've informed the Ebay seller that I bought these from of my issue, and I've asked him twice now if he has any of the original paperwork and/or warranty information for this set, and he hasn't responded with whether he does or not. August 27th was the first attempt by me, the second was September 2nd, still no response. Since I paid for these through Paypal, should I try to submit a claim against the seller claiming that the items received were not in the condition described?
He says they were working, and he had only had them for 5 weeks....I get them, and the crossovers are fried.
Any opinions? I just feel like I was mislead by the seller.