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Loud Humming... I've had this subwoofer for more than 8 years. I basically got it when I first read about it in Audioreview back then and went out and bought it. Awesome subwoofer I tell you. However, with the years that I have been using the subwoofer now in the new place I just moved seems to operate very poorly and I know this is not a piece of junk. I sometimes think that it can be some electronic interference of some sort. I have bought so many brands of subwoofer cables and can't get rid of the hum. How the hell or what the hell do I do now? The warranty is out of date since I have had it for so long and it would probably cost just as much to fix it, so what do I do now? What can I possibly do to get rid of this nasty hum. I now watch movies without my sub since it's not working that way it should and everything seems to be missing that boom sound. Can anyone help me with this problem? SilverStreak

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Re: Loud Humming...

Hum usually comes from the power side, not necessarily the inputs. try physically moving your amp to another room in the house, or even to a friends house, see if the hum goes away. if it does, get an outlet tester ($15) from home depot and test the outlet, hot and neutral may be reversed. talk to someone who knows home electricity if you are not sure what to do in an outlet. if this does not work, try plugging the amplifier into a decent power bar (apc or such) usually used for computers. this sometimes helps as well. (usually less than 30 bucks)

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