SP-X7700: What Repair Shop Says - Make Sense?

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Posted by Bill V. on August 01, 2003 at 09:29:03:

Recently I bought a pair of Sansui SP-X7700 speakers, as well as a pair of SP-X9900.

All my life I've had Bose 901's (which have 9 identical drivers - no woofers, tweeters, etc.), and never owned multiway speakers before, and the first thing I did with these Sansuis was to test them out and try to determine that all the drivers were working. As far as I could tell, there was no sound at all coming from the high-end tweeters on the SP-X7700's.

I drove 70 miles to take the speakers (all 4) to a repair shop that says they can thoroughly check them out (drivers and crossover circuits), maybe upgrade capacitors on the crossover, figuring they're old and used and I'd be willing to pay to have them in perfect working order.

Now what they tell me is that only one high-end tweeter is dead (there are 2 per speaker), but that you can't hear anything from any of them anyway because so little signal gets to them - that they were "just for show". Does this make sense? If so, I'm a little disappointed.

The sound (bottom line) is good, but I thought maybe it could be better.

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