Speaker distorion...

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by pflash4001, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    Have a couple of Yamaha C112 Vs that we use as monitors. They had some pretty nasty distortion at all levels...I replaced the drivers and the diaphragms in the horns and I'm still getting distortion. What else could it be? Would xover damage cause distortion like this? I tried them with different amps and new drivers...what else should I troubleshoot?
  2. yes that is very possible...would be my guess, especially since you have replaced the drivers etc...
  3. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    Thanks...is this something that can be successfully repaired or would it be better to just replace the xover outright?
  4. Check your cab for air leaks
  5. Check for loose hardware
  6. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    Did that. It's really bad distortion. Worse than loose hardware.
  7. generally not and is replaced...does the crossover look burnt out anywhere?? do the caps look ok??
  8. Have you tested the drivers independent if the crossover?
  9. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    No signs of toasting on the xovers. Going to test the drivers on their own this week sometime.
  10. My bad for not asking this first
  11. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    Stupid question: you've subbed in known-good speakers in place of the Yammies to check that the distortion isn't in the upstream signal path, yes?
  12. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    Yes. Other cabs were subbed in place of these with no issues.
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