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How to test tweeter functionality?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by c-ba55, Dec 11, 2001.


  1. I was having some crackling issues with a bad cord or loose jack, or something. (I have an Eden D210-XLT) There was some amazingly loud noise like glass breaking at one point. The tweeter does contain a little red light bulb that I guess draws extra power so as not to overload the tweeter. The light bulb did NOT shatter.

    Now, I'm not sure if the tweeter is still working though. The sound is a little duller, although maybe my strings are getting older, or it's my imagination, or whatever. I tightened the jack, and use different cords now.

    What test can I run to see if the tweeter is functioning properly?
     
  2. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    If you can't tell that the tweeter is "tweeting" (sorry ha ha) when you adjust your attenuator to full bore then somethings wrong. Get your ear down there and see if you hear the hiss at full blast, you will be able to tell.

    It does have a light bulb limiter that should protect it.

    Tapp
     
  3. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    the light bulb doesn't have to shatter to burn out... check the filament....
     
  4. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    What kind of light bulb is used for horn protection?
     
  5. leper

    leper

    Jun 21, 2001
    varies by bass cab