Subwoofer suddenly makes loud buzzing sound when system is off, and air blows through hole in bottom of sub. Noise goes away when turned off. It comes back later for ** reason. Sub works fine when whole system is in use. I tried unplugging power supply form sub and receiver in hopes of resetting sub, ** luck. Is it the sub or something else.
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I would check the caps on the power supply. They are rather large electrolytic capacitors that will look like they burst and/or leaking. When these die, the caps ground and the sub will make a loud buzzing sound. If you are handy with a soldering iron you can replace them yourself. Replace them with the same voltage or a little bigger and same with the size.
If the cap. says 16v 4700pF on it, for example, a 20v 5300pF or a 16v 6200mF cap. will work for this application.
I have had the same problem with my Sony sub. It sounds like it is picking up electrical noise and would not go into standby when the reciever was off. I rerouted my wires and changed to a much higher quality wire. I was using a very low quality stranded copper with thin insulation to start with.
Before you go throwing money at this problem, try to eliminate any external influences like track lighting. I myself am trying to figure out why mine makes a buzz throughout my system when the lights are on. I already replaced the variable light control with no improvement.
Bad cable ground can let airborne electronic noise into the Sub's amp.
yes. A good idea. Kill power to the sub, then unplug and remove everything from the sub. go ahead and plug it in again and check for buzzzz.
That is test one. if you have buzz still, its the sub assembly. bad luck, but not impossible. If the buzz is gone its one of the signals to the sub. They can produce a buzzz without any signal coming from your stereo equipment. Replace the feed line, enjoy! BTW...Kef sure does sound clean. good choice.
You didn't say is your sub active or passive.If its active first check signal cables from theater system,power line of the sub, it has to be the same phase as the system.If its passive take a voltmeter disconnect the sub from the system and measure for DC voltage on the SUB output on the system when its OFF.If DC voltage is present your amp is damaged.It can also be that the preamp circuit for the sub doesn't mute the input when unit is on stand by and you hear frequency of your power supply (50-60Hz) on the sub
Well as I see from the owner manual for this device the sub is active one and my opinion is that electric is your problem.The power of the sub and main unit must be on the same phase otherwise you'll hear brrrrr or frequency of your main unit power supply on the sub.Thats why sound changes when you open or close the door.Take one power distribution cord (get power for bought devices from the same place) and connect main unit and the sub on it and then try.I hope that this will help you
Well there are only a few reasons i can think of that just might be the reason behind said buzzing.
1. It may be connected to another power source ( amplified or powered supply ) or incorrectly connected. It may also be too close to said power supply.Try letting the dog (sub) out on his leash a little Drag out the manual that came with the sub, and check the correct procedure for your type of setup. **People do read manuals still don't they ?**
2.The only other problem i have heard of is port noise in low registers.
Keep the the port area clean, as it may suck up dirt, or even worse,
3. However, if you're considering placing this subwoofer in a cabinet, I'd
recommend allowing ample breathing room for the heat sink. This can also be done by drilling smaller holes in the cabinet ( 8-12 mm holes - with the owners permission of course) but please do remember to keep the port area clean.
4. The product ie: Velodyne DPS-12 Subwoofer, came with a bad power supply, presuming it is new, check your warranty.
(not very likely - see also scenarios 1, 2 or 3.)
Velodyne has been making subs forever and do it well.