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Broken Tweeters - B&W 705 S1

Preface: First post here, and I'm starting with a problem. I'm not really a hardcore stereophile (yet), although I play an instrument (electric bass) and love music, and know what I like. But beyond that I am an extreme novice. I've been on a mission to get some decent speakers in my life.

I bought some B&W 705 S1 speakers last week, along with an old Kyocera receiver from a guy who is an extreme stereophile apparently and had lots of cool equipment in his house. He came highly recommended by my cousin, who has listened to the very speakers I bought several times over the past year and has bought a fair amount of stuff from the guy over the past 6-7? years, and trusts him. I listened to the speakers for awhile at the guy's house of course, hooked up to one of his receivers and the Kyocera. They sounded great through both, no issues that I could tell from either receiver.

So I bought them, took them back to my cousin's house and we hooked them up to his old Harman Kardon 20 W receiver, just to hear them. As you would expect, no low end but both speakers in both were putting out sound. We then decided to hook them up to the Kyocera I just bought. We did that, and hooked his turn table up to it. No sound through the tweeters. Not some sound, not broken sounds, just nothing. We didn't crank them, and handled them extremely gently, both in the car and in his house.

We are dumbfounded, as is the guy I bought them from. Which is surprising considering he's been working on speakers and stereo equipment all his life. But he wasn't there, and no one knows everything so ok. He is a nice guy, and is taking them to take them apart to try to troubleshoot, but I just wanted to get other people's thoughts that know more than I about stereo equipment.

Hopefully I've been clear enough, thanks in advance for any feedback.

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It is hard to imagine that

It is hard to imagine that both speakers worked fine with one amp and both tweeters failed with another. First guess would be that the amp is at fault. Connect it back to the HK and, if they work as before, it is the Kyocera amp or the TT.

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I forgot to add that we did

I forgot to add that we did that. Tweeters were still gone. 0 sound came out of them through both receivers.

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B&W speaker parts

Really unfortunate circumstances. I imagine your heart dropped when you realized an issue. Those are nice speakers and worth keeping. If you have to replace the tweeters it won't be the end of the world but still...Just the tweeter speaker is $104 ea. The entire tweeter housing with speaker is $162 however that's been discontinued. There are still some out there though. Hope it turns out to be a hiccup. All B&W parts in North America can be found here: https://www.bwgroupusa.com/bwgroup-parts/index.php/

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thanks

more bad news. A different guy who works on and deals with B&W also has no idea why the tweeters died, and says they are so expensive to fix that it makes it impractical to even try to repair them.

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