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Aarsenian23
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Cambridge SoundWorks T500 Speakers

Does anyone know anything about these speakers, I just bought a pair but one of the AMP Boards is shot. Not sure if they're worth repairing or where I can even find spare parts. They look amazing and are VERY heavy. But honestly not sure they're worth keeping. Any suggestions would be appreciated on how they sound and also where I can get parts if they even exist. I know the company no longer exists.

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They look interesting: https:

They look interesting: https://www.soundandvision.com/content/cambridge-soundworks-newton-series-t500-surround-speaker-system

If all that is wrong is an amp, it can probably be replaced but I'd replace the mate in the other speaker as well. As for direct replacement parts, I doubt there are any available unless you can find another old pair to cannibalize.

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T500 Amps

I have a pair of T500s, bought originally in 2004. These are great speakers, but same issue, the powered amps on both speakers are not working. I've contacted a local tech store that has seen this before and has bypassed the power on the speakers, and set it up so that power to the subs can come from a receiver/amplifier. I'm going to give it a shot, as these are tough speakers to part with, and the Mids and Tweeters still sound great - even w/o the subs. If anyone has other experiences with this, interested in hearing about them, or Aarsenian23 what you did.

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T500 mods now sound great

I also have t500 with both sub amps bad. I pulled out the amps and now power each sub woth a 250w Hsu sub amp which is externally mounted. Performance is excellent. I was never greatly impressed with the t500 until I hooked up a new Crown 1500 xls.these are incredible sounding with the Crown. I have owned these since 2003 and I can't say enough about the sound since the addition of the 1500 xls. My other speakers are Altec Valencia which I have owned since 1976. The vals were goto now I listen tjo t500 the most. Large rooms 15x28 w 12' high ceilings.

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Soundworks t500

They are worth keeping but need high power amp and speaker mods. I did the following. Purchased two Hsu sub amps new from Parts Express. These are mounted next to my equipment I also removed the sub slave speakers and made reducing rings 12" to 10". I also put a low pass filter in the line 800mghz. Honestly these speakers with the mods and the. CROWN Amp 1500xls are truly incredible.

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