Hola Martin...are both dead?...are the leds on at the speakers?...it looks like they are not getting any A.C. power...tell us more, could be your amp too, distorted at mids and highs...what kind of amp do you have?mvdberge said:My ascents just gave up; bass is still playing (but to loud) en the panel sounds terrible!!!!
I will call my dealer tomorrow, but I would like to know if anyone has ever experienced this.
roberto said:Hola Martin...are both dead?...are the leds on at the speakers?...it looks like they are not getting any A.C. power...tell us more, could be your amp too, distorted at mids and highs...what kind of amp do you have?
Martin, they are not getting any AC, so the panels are not working...you have to check the power A.C., check if in that side of the wall you have main a.c. with the help of a lamp...if you do, then re-plugg the speaker´s connectors or check the breakers of the house...it is a power a.c. problem...mvdberge said:Hi Roberto,
They are both dead unfortunately.
I use Meridian 505 mono's, 170w, and have done so for years.
It's not the amps, I tried it with a spare amp and it doesn't change anything. Center and rears are still fine.
There is sound coming from the panels, but it sounds terrible. If I increase the volume the speaker even starts to break up.
Just cheking the leds.... there off, but power is plugged in!.
Do you know what caused this? And how to fix it?
This is exactly what I was saying but with better words...check the mains A.C. breaker of the house. It is not right that both speakers are bad at the same time.Craig said:2 speaker panels going dead at the exact same time indicates a lack of power to both speakers.
If both your leds are not lit then that is a definite indication there is no power. Just because they are plugged in is not a guarantee they are getting power from the cords. Do you have a light switch that controls a wall outlet? Plug something else into the power source and see if there is any power.
The power cords are hot, there is nothing wrong there.roberto said:This is exactly what I was saying but with better words...check the mains A.C. breaker of the house. It is not right that both speakers are bad at the same time.
Sure the A.C. connectors at the speakers are also all the way inn, right?mvdberge said:The power cords are hot, there is nothing wrong there.
For some reason both speakers blew at the same time, and I can't seem to find a fuse in the Ascent.
Hi Roberto,roberto said:Sure the A.C. connectors at the speakers are also all the way inn, right?
do you have spare fuses? they are .5A 3AG...you have to take apart the woofers, because the high voltage power supply is attached at the back of the speaker´s cabinet. If you try to take off the back of your Ascent, the best way to do it is first, remove the woofers, because due to the paint, the back is somethimes sticked or glued to the speaker´s cabinet and it is very difficult to remove it. With help of a wedge and a soft mallet, you can pry to get loose the back of the cabinet. If you want, I can guide you to do it with no problem...it is not right what happened to you, both at the same time.
O.K. Martin...still think it is a minor problem regarding the main A.C. It is not right that both at the same time have a problem...and also the LED are not on, this tells me that they are not catching any mains A.C. Hope this can help...mvdberge said:Hi Roberto,
I will contact the dealer and ask them to do this for me, I don't want to take the risk to break anything.
Thanks for your help so far, I will let you know how this ends.
1) Disconnect them from the Main A.C. cable and speakers cables.mvdberge said:The dealer was not succesfull locating the fuses, so the search continues.
In the mean time they have loaned me a pair of ascents
So I am happy for now and I will update this thread when there is any news.