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Why would someone have cut the speaker wires (Rowe CD100D)?

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jeroen:
Thanks Lilshawn, great advice, will do that next. One question: disconnect all speakers from the transformer just means remove purple black pink from E6, E1, E6, right?

Before I saw your message I did some additional trouble shooting along the same lines you suggested: I disconnected the wires between left tweeter and right speakers (the "solution" from a previous owner). Now only the left speakers should be working (other than the woofers)
Then I disconnected the pink and purple wires and then connected just the purple wire (with black still on E1): with purple on E6 on either left or right I get a good signal to my left speakers
I can't do the same with the pink wire, as the wires from the crossover to the right speakers (downstream of pink) are broken (I just hear the woofers when I do this)

But based on these results I would say the amp is good (left and right E6 have good signal) and left side of crossover is good.

Next step: restore the original connection downstream of pink to the 2 right speakers (the 2 wires that have been cut). If all is good, the reason for cutting the wires is a mystery but I am a happy man. If after restoring the connections a similar test with pink gives bad sound from left and right E6, I know the problem is in the crossover

Would you agree that it is safe to assume the amp is fine?

jeroen:
Update: per Lilshawn's suggestion, disconnected internal speakers, connected 2 external speakers on E5/E1 (they were small speakers, did not want to blow them up). Sounds perfect. So amp is definitely good.

Next step: this weekend I will restore the original connections from cross-over board to right speakers. If that does not sound good, I know it has to be the crossover.

jeroen:
Had some extra time today so restored the original wiring. Everything sounds good :D. Not sure why they cut them in the first place. Keeping fingers crossed that I am not damaging anything....

lilshawn:

--- Quote from: jeroen on October 07, 2021, 06:25:17 pm ---Had some extra time today so restored the original wiring. Everything sounds good :D. Not sure why they cut them in the first place. Keeping fingers crossed that I am not damaging anything....

--- End quote ---

Man, I dunno about the things some people do.

Maybe they chopped them and moved them to put some other speakers on that channel.  :dunno

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