It sounds as if you need a pair of Cerwin Vega's. They can play VERY loud without smelling or crackling up when you turn the volume up to 11. ;)
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Lol, uh, no. Don't want cerwin vegas. And when I say loud, it's not really that loud probably. I might play one or two songs with peak db's around the 95 db range, i'm not talking 110 db or anything, but even when in the 80-95db average range, the bass can border what I think is close to damaging my little 6.5" drivers. That's actually the reason why I traded studio 60's awhile back to a "lesser" studio 20; 5" vs. 6.5".
Anyhoo, what I can't figure out is why the crunchy sound went away today after about 2 minutes. When I first heard it today I switched my speaker cable on my smp right away to make sure it was in fact the speaker and not something else, and it was the speaker. I played a song at low volumes, leaned into the volume on the second song, didn't really hear the cruchy sound, then I disconnected and disassembled my speaker (just to see if when moving the speeaker in and out if I could feel a damaged voicecoil, which I didn't) then I reassembled the speaker and never heard the noise again, even at moderately loud volumes listenjng to music with a driving bass line.
I'm interested to see if said crunchiness returns at the intial warm up my next listening session.
It's very unlikely the voice coil warped from 'too much power' at 95db peaks. Too much power would more likely cause other kinds of damage such as broken/torn suspension parts. Overheating happens from over driving the amp. So it would be the 'not enough power' scenario at 95db that would have caused the coil to warp. It's possible a piece of debris is trapped in the motor and found it's way into the coil gap since the problem disappeared.
Schipo, it's not yhe Pangea cords, I'm thinking that it might be do to the amount of bass that I'm getting now from the addition of the pangea power cords. I know that sounds stupid, but seriously, my set-up has quite a bit more bass as a result of the power cords, in addition to a lightspeed attenuator that I recently got. And like I said, I'm not complaining one bit, because in comparison to cheap factory supplied power cords and my old classe ssp-25 preamp, my setup went from sounding flat and lifeless to pretty dynamic with quite a bit of punch in the bass regions. If you've ever done upgrades to your system that yield those results you might understand what I'm thinking.