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Subwoofer blows internal fuse when receiver is turned on

Bose acoustimass 16 subwoofer has been hooked up to 4 different receivers and blows fuse on all,this system is 2 years old but only has approx.40 hours of use and has never been dropped or moved from its current position since bought

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Has it ever worked?

Try this - connect one pair of its speaker wires at a time and test it. Watch the polarity.

• Make sure all cube speaker arrays are connected to the proper terminals according to their
position in your room.
• Check to be sure all wires are connected to your surround receiver with the proper polarity
(+ to + and – to – wires). Incorrect wiring can result in a total loss of module output.
• Correct any wiring problems before you plug in your receiver and turn it on.


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