About a week ago, the subwoofer attached to my Onkyo SR304 receiver made ominous popping sounds even when its audio input signal was removed. First time in 5 years. Now it makes no sounds, but the little green light on the front comes on and the fuse appears okay. Do you think the subwoofer died a natural death, or was foul play involved?---for example, do you think some kind of grounding problem caused its demise?
posted by Napoleonic Terrier
on Sep 30, 2013 -
I just bought a subwoofer from a thrift shop, but unfortunately the power adapter (13.5 AC in) is missing. My neighbourhood shops seem to be fresh out of adapters with that voltage, so I'm wondering if it would be possible/safe/advisable to use a different adapter? I have several lying around the house with output voltages ranging from 5 to 16V.
posted by The Card Cheat
on May 27, 2013 -
I'm looking for hip-hop that's engineered for car systems. Heavy bass, melodic bass, brutal bass--what artists, albums or tracks sound amazing in a car with an amplified subwoofer setup? [more inside]
posted by flod
on Apr 16, 2013 -
How do I connect two studio monitors and a subwoofer to my keyboard? (I get sound out of the woofer but not out of the monitors.) [more inside]
posted by mcav
on Aug 8, 2012 -
My Panasonic home theater audio receiver died. I want to replace it but not all the other components of my system. How can I find compatible hardware before making a purchase? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis
on Sep 17, 2010 -
Car audio filter: How best to split/join thick speaker wire in a subwoofer install? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Sep 17, 2009 -
Love my 5.1 sound system. Hate the subwoofer. Should I by a standalone subwoofer, or replace the whole system? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Dec 11, 2007 -
I have a passive NHT SW2
subwoofer being driven by an NHT SA-2
amplifier that is supposed to control the volume. Lately, however, the volume for the sub plays at full, irrespective of the actual volume setting on the knob. When it first started, tinkering with the volume control could sometimes get the correct volume, but now it's just at max all the time.
posted by Gamblor
on Dec 18, 2006 -
My mother-in-law plugged in her laptop via a docking station, hit the on switch on the powerstrip, and two disturbing things happened...
posted by I, Credulous
on Nov 1, 2006 -
I love my new 5.1 computer speakers, but my downstairs neighbors don't, which has let to occasionally angry banging coming from downstairs. It's not like I'm blasting sci-fi movies at 2 in the morning, but is there anything I can do with the subwoofer to minimize the impact to them but not emasculate the boom-boominess of my Quake 4 too much.
Difficulty: no "turn down your subwoofer". It's already down.
posted by softlord
on Apr 10, 2006 -
I'm having some problems with my AV receiver and I'm hoping someone here can help. I'll post the details inside. [more inside]
posted by bDiddy
on Dec 19, 2005 -
I'm setting up my first home theatre system, and I keep hearing and reading about crossovers, which have me a bit confused... [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon
on Sep 23, 2005 -
I have a small Soundworks subwoofer with satellite speakers I want to use with my Mac. I need a small, no frills amp just to, well, amplify. Is there such a beast at a reasonable price?
posted by cccorlew
on May 8, 2005 -
stereofilter: I'm interested in replacing my subwoofer. I have some cheap RCA thing that really overemphasizes a single note. I'd like to replace it with something that has better frequency response, preferably a self-powered sub, and I don't want to pay a fortune for 'stereophile' stuff like so many people seem to do.
posted by delmoi
on Feb 13, 2005 -
Speakers! - Any opinions about a good quality speaker system - unobtrusive satellite speakers combined with a subwoofer - in the $100-$300 price range?
posted by troutfishing
on May 2, 2004 -