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Replacement satellite speakers

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posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 07:33 AM
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The potentiometer on my Hercules XPS 5.170 Dolby speakers has snapped/broken internally(Power control speaker) making it impossible to turn up/on/down the volume. Also the speakers are old and have seen better days.

My question is, can I replace/purchase speakers only for the sub woofer?


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posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 08:01 AM
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Probably be cheaper just to buy a new pot for the control...couldn't be more than a few bucks.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: Flatcoat

Some of the other satellite speakers are also damaged, although still working, but you cant take them up high in volume any longer without them rattling away.

Just quite like the bass and sound from my old sub woofer so was kind of hoping that i could just replace the satellite speakers. Do you know if that's possible?

Else i would indeed just have soldered in a new pot.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 08:52 AM
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I had my speakers for my logitech PC system blow out. Found this place for replacements.
They even carry a large selection of Potentiometers also.


Good luck!
Parts



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 09:05 AM
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originally posted by: Flatcoat
Probably be cheaper just to buy a new pot for the control...couldn't be more than a few bucks.


Very good answer, I second that, depending which country you are in Andy06Shake go down to the local electric wholesaler or order on the net, just be careful as you open the casing and look at your own potentiometer en.wikipedia.org...
Of course you will need to take the old one to show the guy in the hardware store (Assuming he know's his business) or search for the same object on the net, all it really is - is a variable resister that talk's to the amplifier circuit, turn it one way the resistance increases and your volume goes down, the other way the resistance decreases and your volume goes up.
Of course you will also need a soldering iron and some light flux cored solder, perhaps a small crimping tool as an alternative.

But if the object looks fine and your's does usually it is just mechanical wear on the Pot, they almost always fail, usually you hear crackling as you turn the dial on the pot and this is a good sign that it has seen better day's.

www.wikihow.com...

Like anything electrical related be careful around your device, do not fix it while it is on or connected to the main's or other devices obviously.

Best of luck with this project, I had a lecturer - oh in a galaxy far, far away and long - loooooong ago that loved and swore by Valve amp's, he would not touch a transistor amp with a barge pole and he would also have had a seizure at the thought of digital audio polluting his ears.
He likened electronic's to plumbing, just replace the water and gravity with electron's and potential difference.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

It's an easy enough job to replace and solder on a new pot/variable resistor, provided i can source or harvest one i suppose, but i would ideally like to replace all 5 satellite speakers while keeping the amp/sub woofer.

Don't know much about replacing speakers to be honest.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: LABTECH767

It's an easy enough job to replace and solder on a new pot/variable resistor, provided i can source or harvest one i suppose, but i would ideally like to replace all 5 satellite speakers while keeping the amp/sub woofer.

Don't know much about replacing speakers to be honest.
You would have to disassemble the speaker enclosures to determine the actual frame size of the speakers and the power rating and OHM limits. Beyond that just solder in the new speakers and reassemble.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Can you post a closer picture of the plugs on back. too small to read.
I think there is an amplifier in that sub, which powers the passive speakers.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 09:40 AM
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originally posted by: LABTECH767

originally posted by: Flatcoat
Probably be cheaper just to buy a new pot for the control...couldn't be more than a few bucks.




But if the object looks fine and your's does usually it is just mechanical wear on the Pot, they almost always fail, usually you hear crackling as you turn the dial on the pot and this is a good sign that it has seen better day's.


When you have a "crackling Pot" You can spray in a tiny bit of WD-40 into the opening(if it has one) to stop the crackling. I learned this trick many years ago when I had a electric guitar that was notorious for that. I took it to a guitar shop and the guy showed me this trick.



posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: HappyFisherman

Its mechanical mate, not electrical, the actual metal has come away somewhere inside the pot . When you turn it, there is no click, never mind any volume control, so no "crackling Pot", just a broken one i'm afraid, and pretty much screwed i imagine short of replacement.

Cheers through.
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posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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Hope these help.
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