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Sub goes full blown loud when plugged in to wall

Infinity bu 120, when pluged in to the electric (with no other connections made to amp etc) the sub goes full blown noise. I am afraid to connect it to system. what could be wrong?

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It sounds like a power supply failure. It needs to go to a repair shop.

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