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subwoofer popping sound - onkyo ht-s790

Discussion in 'Receivers and amplifiers' started by sans, May 25, 2008.

  1. sans

    sans Regular member

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    had this onkyo ht-s790 a couple years, but right away i noticed that the subwoofer pops whenever there is a loud explosion on a movie/video game, or any other very bassy sound. as you can imagine it's very annoying. is this something that can be remedied with a better cable (using the stock cable, it seems very cheap) or is the sub dead? if i need to replace the sub, can you recommend a comparable inexpensive one? thanks

    the sub is a power subwoofer skw-540
    bass reflex
    330 mV/100 ko
    max output 230 w dynamic
    25hz-150hz

    thanks for the help all
     
  2. iluvendo

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    Sounds like the subs blown.

    For a replacement sub, check out Hsu Research

    Here's a link


    http://www.hsuresearch.com/


    BTW they are American made
     
  3. sans

    sans Regular member

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    thx for the reply, i should note that im not looking to spend much $ on this
     
  4. iluvendo

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    Then check out ebay and overstock.com
     
  5. sans

    sans Regular member

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    yeah im aware of ebay and overstock.com i was hoping i could get some recommendations on simliar models to the onkyo or, as i specified, inexpensive subs with similar specs to the one im replacing

    but thanks
     
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    You are asking for a lot !
     
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    really? i have a rare kidney disorder and i need a transplant. you seem like a nice guy. do you think you could help me out?

    im sure the sub blowing in a HTIB is not a rare scenario, im sure there is someone who reads/posts here has had to replace one. putting the thread out there to get this guy to read it and reply with something like "hey take a look at ______ subwoofer" doesnt seem like it's asking much.

    the onkyo htib is $450, you gave me a link to $1000 subs, thanks again.
     
  8. iluvendo

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    But I also told you about ebay and overstock.com


    But if money is an issue, and we are in a recession, then I suggest you reign in your champagne tastes and start to learn to drink water (ok bottled Costco brand is fine) instead until you save enough for the champagne again.
     
  9. sans

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    i think maybe it's time for you to move along, friend.
     
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    Unfortunatly, it is expensive to fix or replace high performance equipment. The other expensive possiblity is you damaged your amp. I had a problem like yours and I had damaged the main diodes in the power amp. Not knowing this I bought new speakers and they got blown out as well.

    I suggest buying cheap speakers and see if the problem goes away. Then you would have sound while you hunt for a bargain.
     
  13. 1bonehead

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    I got some of these and just love em. Please take a look. They may just be what you are after.



    http://www.wisdomaudio.com/products_infinite_grande.html
     
  14. goodswipe

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    Did you ever get your TV fixed? Sounds like you never have any luck in the a/v dept. my friend.

    I suggest you do a little research.
     
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    That was not too brilliant.
     
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    I'd agree that some foward thinking and research may be a helpful venture in the immediate and near future.

    Good luck to you.
     
  17. cactikid

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    would inferior speaker cable have any effect as not been able to take the load and damaging the amp? as i am wiring up a new onkyo tx-sr875 and a set of klipsch speakers f-1.
     
  18. Icanbe

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    Not sure about damaging, but it will make your speakers sound like crap and will cause distortion when cranked up, Make sure you buy some good quality cable, and get as large a gauge as your speaker terminals will take.
     
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    i am awaiting monster z cable is supposed to be good.
     
  20. 1bonehead

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    According to The Absolute Sound Magazine, 10 AWG extension cord with the ends cut off make excellent heavy duty speaker cables. Great sound too.
     

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