Subwoofer making weird noises...(home theater)

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  1. StealthMode

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    I have a Celestion 8in 100watt home theater sub thats making a funny continuous disorted sound. I believe it's coming from the phaze adjust. I used to be able to turn it 180* and the sound would go away, but now it's back. I'm thinking maybe a connnection is bad, but I have noo idea.. It's really annoying to have on...I can hear it all the time, so I finally just unplugged until I get it fixed.
    Any ideas what it might be, and what it would take to fix it, if it's even worth it? Thanks!
     
  2. Ronin

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    kick the box a few times
     
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    Tried that....even took it apart and tried reseating all the connections... I've noticed that the larger the power cord is, the louder the hum/disortion is. :dunno:
     
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    maybe its a problem with the amp, atleast thats what it sounds like to me.
     
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    try replacing the power cord. they can introduce a pile of problems if it is not a decent cord. look to see if there is a power cord running in the same direction or over your audio wires. Power cords should cross all audio cords at a right angle as to avoid as much EMF induction as possible.
     
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    Well, I tried different cords, and it's not even in the same outlet as the A/V components. It's actually plugged into a different part of the living room. I was having the same problem at my old apartment too. :dunno:
     
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    By chance does the sub "pop" when someone turns on an appliance or light? It may be a shitty wire job in the house. A line conditioner should do the trick.
     
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    I was thinking of that.. All I have are powerstrips (which didn't help, and right now it's plugged into the wall)
    How much is a decent line conditioner anyway? I might go pick one up tonight...
     
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    I had the same problem in an apartment I was renting a couple years back. I picked up one of these from a buddy of mine who worked at the local hi-fi shop and it did the trick

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-rTnHGQ0mTEV/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=24000&I=119MPSW200
     
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    Perfect! Do you think Best Buy or Cicuit City might carry that?
     
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    Both should
     
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    Alright, I picked one up and it's still making those funny noises. They are not as pronounced or as loud if I have the Phaze at 180*, at least for a little bit, I can hear it from the bedroom right now.. DOH! Might as well return it.. Any other ideas?
     
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    Probably the amp like another poster suggested. Is it under warranty?
     
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    Well, ironically, the shop that we bought it from (been here for years) just packed up an left town this summer after they changed names.... So, if we had a warranty, I don't know where to take it anymore.
     
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    How long have you had it? What is the manufacturer warranty?
     
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    Three or four years. I think it's time for a new one.. Found a $117 Yamaha at Best Buy that....well, as long as the volume is low it sounds ok.. Ah who am I kidding, it sucked :sad2:
     
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    How much do you want to spend and how big of a room are you looking to fill?
     
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    $100-150ish, the room is a medium sized apartment living room. So I don't need something loud, I just want something that plays low, accurate, and sounds good at low volumes. What are my options?
     

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