Similar to Lemony Snicket I have had a series of unfortunate events, and I keep resolving the issues and moving on.
My latest issue was that my Studio Monitor started getting flabby, (The other is just now starting as I type)
I didn't even flinch when it started the first time, I immediately went on line to look for issues and low and behold, Chinese Capacitors that are notorious for failing.
So today I decide I should give it a shot, if it goes smooth then things will continue upon that accomplishment.
I opened the speaker box and like a thing of beauty there are two obvious Caps swollen like they have the mumps.
I start to extract the solder and it works like it is supposed to, the Caps literally fall out.
I check Fry's Electronics for stock and they indicate that they carry the 6800 uf 25V Cap. This place is a crap shoot for small electronic parts but once again today there are exactly 4 Caps on the rack, I buy two extra for the other speaker.
I install the Caps and it solves the issue of the flabby speaker.
How often does that happen?
I look for signs, and that was a good one.
The other one is now failing miserably! Interesting how four capacitors can go at the same time.
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