My right speaker is hissing when I turn it up above half volume? Has it died on me?

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I've been playing my music pretty loud at uni and think I've finally killed my right speaker. I mean its fine at less than half volume (but thats no fun) but about 30 seconds after you turn it up over half volume it begins hissing all the time. Pretty annoying. New speakers?

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Without knowing what system you have (I need RMS wattage figures into 8 ohm) it would be hard to say what has happened. Either way the easiest way to blow up speakers is by connected them to amp that does not have enough power to drive them. If they have been clipping (distorting) it is likely that the voice coil has slowly being melting.

With you saying you need it the volume above half way that suggests it may be a cheap system. On mine you get around 120db when the volume is on 10 o'clock positition but then I do have a £800 HIFI seperates system.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
Without knowing what system you have (I need RMS wattage figures into 8 ohm) it would be hard to say what has happened. Either way the easiest way to blow up speakers is by connected them to amp that does not have enough power to drive them. If they have been clipping (distorting) it is likely that the voice coil has slowly being melting.

With you saying you need it the volume above half way that suggests it may be a cheap system. On mine you get around 120db when the volume is on 10 o'clock positition but then I do have a £800 HIFI seperates system.
well relatively it is pretty cheap compared to yours, only £50. I am pretty sure my darling speaker has died. Oh the times we've had together.

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lol yes thats the problem. You get what you pay for. Yov've basicaly melted the voice coil on the woofer as there was not enough power for that poor speaker.

You may have also damaged the output transistor on the amp section, plug on headphones into your system and check the right channel works.

Its quite rare but it does happen if the transistors get too hot.
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