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Velodyne FS12 Subwoofer Problem

My Velodyne sub has worked perfectly for several years. I just moved to a new home and set up my home theater system. When I turn on the sub there is a loud hiss coming from the speaker. I already have a Mondial Magic on the incoming cable line so that is not the problem. I have disconnected the rca cables from the sub and the hiss is still there with only the sub plugged into the wall. Additionally the sub thumps when I turn it off. It is already set to the auto position. Is the subwoofer bad??? Am I missing something??? Please help if possible....

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  • ame21703 Dec 29, 2008

    I've got a Velodyne FS10 Subwoofer that is exhibiting the same problems, and NOT for the First time!!! I Recently(within 7-9 mos) had to HAGGLE w/Meyer-Emco And Velodyne reps regarding the cost to replace the circuit board, which evidently Fried the last time this problem surfaced. Velodyne did Not offer Me anything, but offered to reduce the cost to repair the board by a couple Hundred bucks! My initial cost for this back in early 2000 was about $1k, but the cost to replace the board was about HALF(~$500), which I told Both Both Meyer-Emco And Velodyne rep's was RIDICULOUS, considering I Always took Very good care of the unit and NEVER powered it higher than about 1/3 of the way! I let them BOTH know that a HIGH Priced unit such as this one SHOULD Last at Least 20 yrs w/out a problem, as I STILL have 2 Pioneer HPM spekears that have endured 2 diff. receivers w/diff watt. outputs and are OVER Thirty Years od and Still pumping out good sound!!

    Neither one accepted my thinking and BOTH were of the mindset, "you want it fixed, you have to pay the price". I was VERY Disappointed in BOTH Meyer-Emco's AND Velodyne's attitudes and just this past weekend had the EXACT SAME Problem occur after powering off a circuit the Velodyne Sub was connected to(after numerous other times) & then powered it back on only to find it Humming Loudly, even with the Monster cable to the Marantz receiver unplugged!

    I am LIVID that a company such as Velodyne can produce(WHEN it WORKS!!!!) such a High quality product, but REFUSES to back it up w/Any kind of Legitimate Warranty!!!

    Subsequently, I am in the market for a new Sub for this audiophile, as I've HAD IT w/Both Velodyne AND Meyer-Emco!


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I regret to inform you that it sounds like the velodyne's internal amp has a problem and will likely require servicing.

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