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I have the velodyne DLS4000R and it keeps popping at high volumes ??

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I've encountered the same problem with the subs popping at high volumes. Being an electronic hobbyist myself, I've open up the power amp module ( the rear side with a enormous heat sink ).
I managed to identified my problem due to 1 of the 2pcs of 4700 / 63V uF capacitor leaked ( aka reservoir caps ) and that leads to shorting of an NPN transistor D669A. I've since replaced both the 4700uF / 63V uF capacitors ( advisable to replaced a pair ) and the faulty D669A transistor. So far, my subs is working like new again...lol.

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    I'm having the same popping problem. Seems like the amp is kicking into clip prevention at volumes that weren't a problem before. Was the amp particularly hard to remove? I have all the perimeter screws out and it won't budge. Velodyne wants $190 to repair (plus shipping).

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Popping ????? if popping sounds mechanical: chek for speaker blowned (replace or repair speaker)
if popping sounds electronic: chek circuitry.

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