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Hey guys, I'm have a little bit of a problem with my sub. It is making this pretty awful buzzing noise when I turn my music up high, and it's not like I have the sub volume that high either.

Is my sub dying? If it is, can anyone recommend me a decent sub for it's replacement? I would prefer a front firing sub like this psw10. Thanks!
     
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I assume you've fiddled around with the subwoofer cable and the frequency cutoff knob?
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only when you turn them high

maybe check if you have any thing that may cause signal interrogation , something like a WIFI router

hope it can solve it:(
    
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Originally Posted by t-ramp;14379608 
I assume you've fiddled around with the subwoofer cable and the frequency cutoff knob?

Yup, the noise seems to be coming from the port hole, but I can't figure out what is causing it.
     
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I don't know if it's dying or not, but I'd recommend replacing it anyway because it's meh. How much are you willing to spend?
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It could be a ground loop issues which is known to cause speaker hum/buzzing. You could try one of the many products out there to remove the issue. you might also want to just unplug and replug in the cable.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=ground+loop+isolator&x=0&y=0"]Ground Loop Isolators on Amazon[/ame]
    
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Originally Posted by gorb;14379717 
I don't know if it's dying or not, but I'd recommend replacing it anyway because it's meh. How much are you willing to spend?

Probably up to $200.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777;14379822 
Probably up to $200.

maybe something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882428082

i dont recommend Polk brand (i had terrifying experience with it:mad:)
    
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post #9 of 10
Dayton SUB120 at parts-express.com or Lava LSP10 for slightly over your budget:
http://www.lavasubs.com/10_inch/powered_home_subwoofer.html

Ask about the AVSforum discount which I think is 15% off, so it'll be $209. You might have to email customer service before placing your order to get the discount code if you decide to go that route.

The BIC F12 is another common sub in that price range, at just under $200:
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F12-475-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B0015A8Y5M/"]Amazon.com: BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer: Electronics[/ame]
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crag;14379928 
maybe something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882428082

i dont recommend Polk brand (i had terrifying experience with it:mad:)

The only thing lacking in Polk are their subs. But they are still decent. Great budget speakers.
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