I had one of my 6.5" PWX's die today. There was no smell, no light show, just a speaker that quit playing
. I had it on an Elemental design's 9.2x (150 rms x 2 at 4 ohms) and crossed at 100 hz at 12 db from my Eclipse 8443 headunit.
I bought these when they first came out last year. Kept them in storage (4 6.5's and 4 8")... save 1 that I have been playing on for months. Put this one in 3 days ago.... first thing I noticed is that it had almost 2 x the excursion of the one that I was playing for months. Other then that, it sounded fine.
Well today it died
I pulled out another brand new one to test against it in the video.
Crescendo PWX Issue - YouTube