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popeye004 
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Posted: August 17, 2004 at 9:09 PM / IP Logged  
Hi Guy I a pair of 5'1/2" pioneer speakers with  kicker tweeter going into kicker passive xovers buy the feet and evertime I turn up the volume the fuse inside the passive xover lights up it will not blow but you can see flames inside of it. I thought it could be a hazard issue. Can anyone tell me why this is happening.
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Posted: August 17, 2004 at 9:23 PM / IP Logged  
It is lighting up because it is a light and not a fuse. You are clipping the signal going to it.
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popeye004 
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 12:14 AM / IP Logged  
wow I didn't know that! so how do I fix this
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Well is it running of a deck or an amplifier.
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If you are running an amplifier turn down your gains.  The lighting of the bulb means that your system is sending distortion to you tweeters.  The bulb is taking the distortion and making us usable energy and protecting your light.
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fuseblower wrote:
The bulb is taking the distortion and making us usable energy and protecting your light.
Yeah, it is protecting your light, lol.
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popeye004 
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:12 PM / IP Logged  
it's off my amp its only a 150 watt amp.
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Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:54 PM / IP Logged  

Fuseblower is right.  The crossover uses the light to change exess power, heat, wich degrades sound quality, and turns it into light. 

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed.

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Posted: August 19, 2004 at 7:18 AM / IP Logged  

Good one Auex.   I meant to say protecting your speakers....

Auex, you just made my day, I needed a good laugh...

popeye004 
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Posted: August 19, 2004 at 9:18 AM / IP Logged  

so I just have to turn down my gains on my amp to make it work right or go with a thiner speaker wire. I am now using 16 gauge.

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