jd002200 Posted January 24, 2022 Share Posted January 24, 2022 I wanted to describe my recent experience with replacing the batteries for my 5As in case it might help others. A little while ago it seemed like the soundstage and dynamics from my system suddenly collapsed. I was about due to replace the power tubes in my amp so I did that, but that didn't improve the sound. I then replaced the power supply tube in my ARC Ref 6 preamp, but still no improvement. I then emailed Richard to inquire if it could be the batteries in the speaker although they weren't due to expire for another 6 months. He said it probably was the batteries so I sent the crossovers in along with the high pass filters for battery replacement, and Vandersteen provided quick turnaround. After I reinstalled everything, the system sounded like it should. I was so happy! They were Lithium batteries so they appear to lose their voltage rather quickly towards the end of their life. I'm actually glad that for this experience because it shows me how critical the battery bias is for these speakers. The difference is remarkable. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now