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When my KEF home theatre subwoofer is maxing out on bass, it often makes a loud popping noise. Should I be making some adjustments to reverb, volume, or something else?

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Hi,
Yes you should make adjustments.KEF makes very good products, however if you don't handle this you will have to replace or service it.
1 If the woofer is very close to you, relocate it further away. The reason being is that the lower the frequency the larger the wave form. The lowest waveforms will become louder.
2 Adjust the high frequency cut off to be at 80Hz. This should eliminate boom. Higher Sub frequency tend to muddy the sound.
3 The sub should have a subtle effect in music. So the relationship between it and the speakers it augments the sound of should be seamless.
4 If you are playing Rap or Reggie music and you like to play it loud. Add another sub into the system and locate it NEXT TO the KEF Sub. In this fashion the two subs will reinforce each other's energy. They will "couple" thus multiplying their energy considerably.
Hope this helps,
Best Regards,
Mark

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