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Paradigm PDR-10 Sub Box

Had this around 2 years and it has started making a high pitch whistling noise.. Do you know where I can get hold of a Curcuit Diagram

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Re: Paradigm PDR-10 Sub Box

Since this is a sub I assume the sound is not coming from the speaker but is mechanical and coming from the amp in back. The tranformer can be the problem if it has delaminated or may be loose. Try removing the amp and tightening the screws. If there are rubber grommets to isolate the tranformer don't overtighten. for contact info and parts. They are very nice. If the noise is coming from the speaker then you are still under warrantee and they will replace it free.

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