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Identify Landscape Speakers
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Post 1 made on Monday September 28, 2020 at 19:43
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Does anyone recognize the satellites for this outdoor landscape system?

There are 6-8 sats and a buried sub with "mushroom" style port.  Installation was probably 2006 - 2010.

They are powered by a QSC CX302V amp so they are NOT 70v speakers?

Trying to understand what the wiring topology might be... not sure if they are mono with the sub on one channel and the sats are on the other (using selectable crossover in amp), or running stereo with both channels going to the sub (maybe containing a passive crossover) and then out to the sats.

Several of the satellite speakers are blown and sound bad.




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Post 2 made on Monday September 28, 2020 at 19:59
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Given the time frame, Iím gonna guess first gen Ambisonic.
Post 3 made on Monday September 28, 2020 at 20:00
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Google says that QSC AMP is 70V

[Link: qsc.com]

2 conductors to each speaker?

Maybe the cables are bad, if not daisy chained, or the speakers at the end are out?
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OP | Post 4 made on Monday September 28, 2020 at 20:07
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On September 28, 2020 at 19:59, SammPX said...
Given the time frame, Iím gonna guess first gen Ambisonic.

Just checked their website and don't see anything current that's a match.  The sats are fairly small... I'm guessing a 4" driver.
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OP | Post 5 made on Monday September 28, 2020 at 20:09
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On September 28, 2020 at 20:00, Neurorad said...
Google says that QSC AMP is 70V

[Link: qsc.com]

2 conductors to each speaker?

Maybe the cables are bad, if not daisy chained, or the speakers at the end are out?

Thanks... good catch.  Looks like the "V" at the end of the model designates the 70v version.

I think all the speakers make sound, but at least 3 of them have a terrible rattle/buzz so I'm expecting the wiring is good, but drivers are damaged.
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Post 6 made on Monday September 28, 2020 at 21:49
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Looks like c.2012-2014 era James to me.
OP | Post 7 made on Monday September 28, 2020 at 22:28
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On September 28, 2020 at 21:49, Cmshapiro said...
Looks like c.2012-2014 era James to me.

Thank you... that looks right.

Do you have any experience installing?  I found a one page manual which shows the sub and sats all wired together on the same channel (but not passing through the sub).

There's an active external DSP shown inline between source and the QSC amp, but the satellites must have an internal passive crossover to block the bass. 
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Post 8 made on Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 16:16
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those are DEF james before they went to the new style!
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Post 9 made on Wednesday September 30, 2020 at 22:09
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Also, didnt Origin Acoustics just buy Ambisonic.
Post 10 made on Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 12:00
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OP | Post 11 made on Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 20:29
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Thanks gang... in agreement that they are James.

I'm back there tomorrow and will check to see if the sub is on a separate channel or mixed on a channel with sats.  Several of the satellite speaks sound damaged so I think the first step is to just disconnect them and go from there.
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Post 12 made on Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 22:22
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On September 28, 2020 at 21:49, Cmshapiro said...
Looks like c.2012-2014 era James to me.

yep
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