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    Is Boom speaker deterioration inevitable ?

    This Joe, author of the blog you linked, offers to replace those displays. His forum name here is JoeMuc2009.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karlek View Post
    This Joe, author of the blog you linked, offers to replace those displays. His forum name here is JoeMuc2009.
    Thanks. found it.
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...ays&highlight=
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    Fwiw due to the DSP programming in the Boom and Radio the bass cone operates at close to full excursion almost all the time, even at modest volume levels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drmatt View Post
    Fwiw due to the DSP programming in the Boom and Radio the bass cone operates at close to full excursion almost all the time, even at modest volume levels.


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    Even with subwoofer connected ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swayzak View Post
    Even with subwoofer connected ?
    Probably reduces the impact, but I don't recall what frequencies the sub cuts off at, so it depends on the music as to how much sound energy this takes away from the stereo drivers.


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    Sub Out on Boom is 100 hz. My Boom's speakers still degraded even using sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby10 View Post
    ...My Boom's speakers still degraded even using sub.
    Yes, same here, never exceeded 50% volume, attached to a sub, both Boom woofers split. (Repaired by me, new foam surrounds).
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    How do I tell that the speakers have the widely reported problem ?

    I can't really see the speakers in detail through the grills, and don't really want to take them off if possible.

    Is it audibly obvious ?
    Touch x 2, Booms x 2, Squeeze Cntrl on Samsung S5 (Duet Receiver + Controllers x 2 - semi-retired)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swayzak View Post
    How do I tell that the speakers have the widely reported problem ?

    I can't really see the speakers in detail through the grills, and don't really want to take them off if possible.

    Is it audibly obvious ?
    Usually audible, yes. I have set up a blog post that describes why it happens and how to detect the bass distortions (with special samples created for this purpose), including how to disassemble the Boom and how to fix it. Grille removal is only the very first step and is actually really easy if you have an appropriate tool. But actually it is easier to listen because the cracks in the speaker surrounds are hard to see as long as they sit in their place.
    See here for details: http://joes-tech-blog.blogspot.com/2...adio-bass.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMuc2009 View Post
    Usually audible, yes. I have set up a blog post that describes why it happens and how to detect the bass distortions (with special samples created for this purpose), including how to disassemble the Boom and how to fix it. Grille removal is only the very first step and is actually really easy if you have an appropriate tool. But actually it is easier to listen because the cracks in the speaker surrounds are hard to see as long as they sit in their place.
    See here for details: http://joes-tech-blog.blogspot.com/2...adio-bass.html
    Interesting observation that the boom merges left/right low frequencies. This, I suspect, is either a deliberate design choice built into the DSP or a consequence of transmission using a lossy compression format. (Being joint-stereo not true two independent l/r channels.)


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