Hartke 215XL Cab - Blown speaker?
Hi guys. I recently got hold of a Hartke HA3500 head, a 215XL and a 4.5XL cab. The 215XL seems to have a problem with the top speaker. It distorts on certain notes. The bottom speaker sound fine, so it's definitely a speaker rather than an amp issue.
At first I thought it might be blown, but I've done the usual check of gently pressing on the aluminium cone and I can't feel or hear any grating.
I've read a bit about the dust caps being a common issue on these speakers, i.e. they work loose and produce a sound similar to a blown speaker, though I can't actually see any evidence of this. Is this always visible?
I've been trying to source a replacement speaker but I'm not having much luck. I'm in the UK.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Last edited by bassman_manc : 02-07-2013 at 06:45 AM.