Dead subwoofer dilemma - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 12-13-15, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
Senior Shackster
 
MatrixDweller's Avatar
Zip
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 969
Dead subwoofer dilemma

Hello all. It has been quite a while since I've come to the Shack. Too long. What brings me back is a very sad dilemma. I'm hoping that it turns put to be a blessing in disguise.

My subwoofer just died on me. Thought it was just a fuse, but that didn't fix the problem. I took the BASH plate amp off my Klipsch RW12d to find what looks like a scorch on the limiting thermistor.

So the question I pose is what would you do? I think my options are:
1) Get a whole new sub. I can't afford to spend like a bachelor though so I might have to look at second hand.
2) Repair or replace the amp by:
a) Send it to Klipsch or just buy an identical plate amp. That most likely would run $400+ since I'm in Canada.
b) Buy a comparable plate amp like the ones the sell at www.partsexpress.com
c) Attempt to fix or replace the power supply on the defective amp.
3) Make the sub passive and connect it to an external amp.
4) Build a new subwoofer using the Klipsch driver and any other salvageable parts.
5) Build a whole new sub

The big limiting factor is budget. I have a pile of kids that take precedence. I'll most likely have to save for a while and see if I can sell some stuff to fund raise. Budget is probably $500-$600. I'm handy but don't have a lot of good tools. No table saw or router but I'm good with skill saw, drill and jig saw.
MatrixDweller is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 12-13-15, 04:20 PM
Senior Shackster
 
morca's Avatar
morca
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: netherland
Posts: 248
Re: Dead subwoofer dilemma

Is it a option to build a sub,600 dollar will get you and massive upgrade

Simulation is no substitute for thought.
morca is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
dead , dilemma , subwoofer

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome