Then the amazing.... About 30 seconds in, BOTH speakers went out and I could smell a terrible metal burning smell on the right side. Ran and turned it all off. ( this was last night and this AM I can still smell it ) The amp is fine. I hooked it up to my 2.3's and it ran them perfect.
SOOOO on the left side, I replaced the fuse and it came back to life. No funny smell on the left only the right. Because the smell is soo nasty right now, it is hard for me to tell where it is coming from but, I think it is the crossover toward the top. I was playing them for about an hour with the Beatles Love cd ( again if you have not heard this, go get it!)
I have not taken them apart yet.
Questions, WHY? Why WHY WHY. Why would the crossover smoke like that? It was loud but no where near what I was doing to the polks believe me! No warning, no fatigue sound, no thing just that nasty smell. You figure the speakers I thought were rated in the 1000 watt range and driving them with the 625 should not have killed them? ! I was playing them 2x louder actually with the Beatles then the Floyd that smoked them.. Granted the bass on Welcome to the Machine is a killer but dammmmm!!!!
How do I make sure there is no damage to the ribbons?
How after it is fixed do I make sure this does not happen again?