Blown HK mid range speakers or amp? R53

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  1. gopi.sandy

    gopi.sandy New Member

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    Hi all,

    I started having static and distortion while playing bass heavy songs a month or so ago. Now I both my mid range floor speakers have stopped working. The tweeters and rear speakers work fine.

    I took out the passenger speaker and noticed it kinda works when I press on the cone. Once disconnected I saw what I think are signs of some electric arcing on one terminal at the male and female connections.

    I am happy with the system and have no issues getting new/used hk speakers. I only want to be sure if the origin of the problem is not the amp which I read a lot about.

    Anything I can/should check on the amp before getting new speakers?

    Also are there any 2 ohm aftermarket component speakers that can pair with HK head unit? The threads on this topic are a bit old and I am just wondering.

    Thanks!

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  2. MCS02

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    That is odd. I would not think the amp would cause that maybe a bad connection. But I am not sure. I have had two HK amps blow. The second one went this summer. When the first one went it would make loud popping sound when the car had sat in the hot sun but it did not damage the speakers.
    I would be glad to sale you a set of HK speakers in good shape. They will come attached to a very nice R58. It will only set you back 19k.:D.
    You may want to take a look at this thread

    https://www.motoringalliance.com/threads/bavsound-speaker-upgrade-kit.31372/#post-424637

    also this is a great place for used parts.

    https://www.allmagautoparts.com/collections/mini-cooper
     
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    While I'm not overly familiar with the HK issue, you should be able to test that speaker by plugging it up to either another amp or to one of the other speaker's where its working. For example the rear (Not the tweeter). That said, if you lost both of the mids, my bet is its the amp. Usually you would only lose one it it would sound horrible.

    If this is a common problem, which it sounds like it is, Bav audio (what MCS02 referenced) has good equipment.
     
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    If you need an R53 H&K system to plug into to test and you are near Charlotte, NC, I'd be happy to let you connect to my system.
     
  5. gopi.sandy

    gopi.sandy New Member

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    I hope it isn't the amp.

    Thanks for the offer but 19k is a bit more than I am willing to spend!

    The bavsound speaker seems to be for r55 and up. Will they work for me?

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  6. gopi.sandy

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    Thanks! It is a tad too far.

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  7. wmwny

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    Ummmmmmmm...he didn't mention it, but, the car goes with it.
     
  8. gopi.sandy

    gopi.sandy New Member

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    I know, sorry my humor didn't translate as I wanted .

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    I am not sure. You may want to give them a call. Usually when the amp goes you get no sound at all.
     
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    By the way, Welcome to M/A!
     
  11. gopi.sandy

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    Thanks!

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