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Powered subwoofer hum

After a lightning strike my powered sub started 'humming'

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Plz make sure that all your components are on same 110 ac outlet. Ground loop is the most common couse of Humming on sub woofer. try disconnecting one component at a time till hum disappears.

I am 100% its a grounding problem due to the lighting hit.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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I have a Sansui Subwoofer and the problem that i am connecting it to the dvd and all the speakers but the sound coming out is very loooooooooowww, what will be the problem

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The input filter capacitor of ur sub may be damaged,the possibility is upto 99%.u can identify the capacitor easily as it will be the the larger capacitor in that board and is located near the power supply entrance.the component costs within a dollar

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