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Bose Acoustimass 6 No Subwoofer sound

Bought this system about a month ago. Was working fine until I noticed the base was no longer booming. On closer inspection I discovered there was no sound coming from the subwoofer on the Bose module. I doublechecked my cables, connections, checked through the menu for my receiver (Sony) and found no problem. The other mini bose apeakers work fine but absolutely nothing from the sub woofer. HELP! I'm about to drag it back to Circuit City but want to make sure it's nothing small that I've overlooked. Any advice will be appreciated.

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We had the same problem, finally came to the conclusion the sub had blown,but then we thought we would check one last thing,even thought we had checked EVERYTHING, and we revered the speaker wire connections going to our reciever and that corrected the problem,the sub started sucking air and booming like it always did. sometimes its the simple things.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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Take it back for refund or exchange without delay. Too many times, there are cases of faulty factory assembly. Most likely a poorly connected wire inside sub, which fell off after a few booms.

Posted on Jun 17, 2007

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Bose® recommends putting your Acoustimass module at the same end of the room as the
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