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Need help of a pair of B&W DM5's.....got hosed but was my fault :(

Discussion in 'British Audio' started by fanghorn, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. fanghorn

    fanghorn AK Member Subscriber

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    So, got a pair or DM5's from Ebay that were suppose to be fine blah blah...bought 'em but did not listen to them until today, two months later...yeah yeah I know believe me...anyway, both tweets are not tweeting and one woofer has that dreaded "scraping" sound when being pushed in a titch...so, with the tweets....crossovers maybe or..?? checked both fuses which look fine, straight wire lines on both ends with a "bulge" in the center which looks like a "M" type fuse....thoughts please??

    had a pair of these brand new in the late 70's and am afraid I let nostalgia get the best of me....:(

    thanks....
     

     

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  2. IMF_Pioneer

    IMF_Pioneer Active Member

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    Sadly you've bought a set of very overdriven speakers that are now basically worthless. I hope you paid a very very low figure for them ?

    Sadly there are way too many scumbags out there on eBay that will sell you their junk and disappear into the night. This is what happens with faceless selling.
     
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  3. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    Have you already left feedback?
    You can actually call ebay (long process) and plead your case. You might get money back...
     
  4. fanghorn

    fanghorn AK Member Subscriber

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    No feedback yet no, will contact him though and see what kind of a response I get first....was hoping that someone here has some spare DM5 parts laying around...
     
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  5. xrayspex77

    xrayspex77 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    For the Tweeters, try reflowing the Solder connections to the fuse
     
  6. fanghorn

    fanghorn AK Member Subscriber

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    wish I could...have peripheral neuropathy in fingers and hands and even if I did have soldering skills I would be afraid of "Burning down the House".....

    thanks for the tip though!
     

     

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  7. xrayspex77

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    If you have a MultiMeter you could check them for Resistance. If you get a reading then it's probably the wiring/solder that's the problem. Reflowing the solder fixed one of mine. The Crossover Caps are Film and should still be good
     
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  8. fanghorn

    fanghorn AK Member Subscriber

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    No multimeter on hand....so, are talking a big probability of the solder being bad rather then bad tweeters or crossovers? I know the woofer is toast...only one I have found for sale so far is on ebay but it has had a crack repaired with glue so not sure about going for that one...
     
  9. Oldsansui441

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    Sorry to hear about your speaker issues, l would nearly bet that there is a break in the tweeter coil lead wires or a bad solder where they attach.
     
  10. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Addicted Member

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    Unless the rules have changed (yet again), I think you have up to 6 months to file a dispute with Ebay, so you may want to at least try to get a refund.
     
  11. fanghorn

    fanghorn AK Member Subscriber

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    Was able to get a partial refund so at least i have a few $ towards driver and or crossover replacements...if i can find them...
     

     

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  12. jcamero

    jcamero Wake Up to Find Out Subscriber

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    You can step up the tweeters to the TW26, (original is TW20). I used them, 26's, and liked them, but the 20's are more balanced for the speaker. And the 26's are easier to find. It took me 2 years to find the 20's.
     
  13. fanghorn

    fanghorn AK Member Subscriber

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    hmm, no adj. to crossovers needed?
     

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