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QUESTION: Hi, I just sold a pair of AR-3 spkrs and Fisher 500-C receiver amp on ebay and now the customer is telling me that the mids tweeters are shot because he can't adjust the crossovers and the fisher was set 8ohms and not 4ohms. so hes tell that the mids and tweeter don't work. I don't know enough about this issue to give him feedback or try to negotiate a price lower or he's doing something wrong but he has the spkrs. he picked up today and the receiver which hes checking now. can you help? please advise me?can they be serviced and approx. how much?

ANSWER: So the fisher speakers are 8 ohms and the amplifier 4 ohms  ?
there is nothing wrong with that, and nothing i going to be bad or get damage
i will need details about both items you sold and if they go together send all the info

something else i can help you with, I am an eBay expert power seller
i need the user name and auction number to help you

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QUESTION: The Fisher 500-C has 16ohm, 8ohm, 4ohm impedance output that can be used. The AR-3's are 4 ohm spkrs and for more than 30 yrs the spkrs were setup to the Fisher receiver at 8 ohms my question is can the 8ohm output harm those spkrs after all this time or is the customer lying to me about the tweeter and mids being shot ? That is the question....

NO the question is, can the 4 ohms speaker harm the receive Yes but not the other way around and we know nothing happened to the receiver there is no way the receiver will damage the speakers,

now there are small capacitors inside the speaker box that will leak and open the audio signal going to the mid or tweeters  this go bad with time and heat very cheap to repair they are about $3.00 each  ask your customer to remove the individual speakers and test them one by one whit out the crossovers in the box, at low volume just to make sure they are ok

no way to know if the customer is lying look at his rating  

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