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Raspy noise from sub HELP!

I recently bought this subwoofer and installed it and all I am getting is getting like buzzing sounds. I am wondering if I blew the speaker or what I can do to fix it.

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Re: Raspy noise from sub HELP!

I'm not sure if this sub is constructed the same as my SWS 1022D, but I dicovered that the plastic ring to which the web is attached was loose and buzzing (rattling) against the basket.
I haven't found a fix for it yet, but am confident it can be repaired.

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Re: Raspy noise from sub HELP!

You may have the sub wired wrong. The type r is a dual voice coil sub if I remember correctly. double check your sub wiring and be sure to leave positive feedback or I don't get paid! Here's a handy link to understand how it all works.

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There may be any of several problems.

If you send high pitch signals to a speaker designed for lows, it can cause waves to propagate outward causing a buzzing. Look up the specs on the speaker and verify that your crossover cuts off well below the high end frequency for this speaker.

Another problem can be due to the mounting which can resonate. This should be mounted on at least plywood that is 1/2 inch or more thick. It needs to be wood as plastic or metal will rattle and buzz.

Another problem can be the wiring near this can rattle and buzz.

Check out these possibilities.

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