Eden D-210XLT Problem?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by grooveguru, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    I have a new Eden D-210 XLT that I'm using with a Peavey 410 for the time being. I haven't cranked this setup up yet only working songs out in the garage. My problem is I'm getting occasional farts and buzzs and last night I heard a few loud pops as well. As I said I'm not playing it loud. Certainly not stage volume.

    My setup is as follows:

    Lakland 55-94 Standard 5 sting bass
    Rack Rider Power Conditioner
    Sabine RT 1601 Rack Tuner(Going through the tuner then into the Alembic)
    Alembic F-1X Preamp
    BBE Sonic Maximizer (Run through the Alembic's FX loop)
    Peavey DPC 750 power amp (I'm running both 8ohm cabs from channel A only for 400 watts@4ohms)

    I tried my GK RB400 head (240watts @ 4ohms) and the problem is still there only not as bad.

    I spoke with the service department from Eden today and he had me wire up a D cell battery to see if the speaker were wired in phase and both were working and they were. He looked up my cabinet and verified that it should be an 8ohm cab. he said it may have been mislabeled and that if it were a 4ohm cab instead it would be drawing way more power than the Peavey and could be causing some distortion. Told me to verify the ohms with a meter. He also suggested running each cab on a separate channel and to try moving both cabs to channel B.

    My Alembic has a built in crossover that I may also try.

    Any ideas or similar problems? I really don't want ship the cab to Eden $$$$$ and I purchased it from MF so I don't want to deal with trying to return it there (Already been 6 weeks).

    Thanks Guys & Gals
  2. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Have you tried running it out of the other side of the Peavey?
  3. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    On my list of things to try tonight along with separate channel per cab and Bi-amping
  4. Some suggestions:

    Bad cable (speaker or instrument).
    Loose input jacks/dirty contacts.
    Dead battery in Lakland.
    Electrical Interference from an external source such as light fixtures etc.

    Is the sound coming from the tweeter or the 10's? When you used your GK were you using it stand alone? If not I'd suggest removing one component from your chain at a time.

    I know that some of this stuff might seem dumb but you'd be surprised at what can happen.

    Gook luck!

  5. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Yes I was using just the GK head and the 2 cabs. My goal tonight is to test both cabs with a multi meter to verify ohmage, Change all cables, Try using both cabs on channel B of the power amp, Try Bi-Amping cabinets and lastly try using another power amp.

    Any other suggestions would be welcome!
  6. I have 2 of the same cabs, but no problems with cabinet. However my wt300 head had a lose speaker jack and would tend to fart as you say!
    Only when playing loud and hard.

    God Bless !
  7. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    I once had a bad speaker cable where its resistance would increase from 0.5 ohms to 20 or more. Traced it to a bad plug on one end. It made lots of cracking sounds that were mysterious because they happened at any volume level.

    Simplify the rig and then add in one piece at a time. Put a meter on everything you can to check it out, too.

  8. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    It turned into being a problem with my rig setup. Taken care of!:D
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Great. So far my D210XLT's have been flawless at all volumes.