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Popping sub woofer

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Leeerox, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Leeerox

    Leeerox

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    Hi ,, after my first successful post i thght il have a go at a 2nd inquiry!
    Ok, so i have an onkyo tx 607 av amp powering a powered sub-woofer, has been fine for 3yrs but has started randomly 'popping'.after initial search this turned up faulty capacitors could be the cause, which iv examined for any sign of distortion or leakage but all 'seem' ok any ideas on how to rule out capacitors or any other ideas?? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Leeerox

    Leeerox

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    The sub is a Tannoy SFX 5.1 !
     
  3. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Popping subs could indicated a D.C level being applied to them. This could indicate a capacitor as they are supposed to block D.C. You could either replace the capacitor or measure the output with a multi-meter to see if there is and D.C voltage on the output.
    Adam
     
  4. Gryd3

    Gryd3

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    Carry out the steps above, but please also give more detail about when the device 'pops'.
    Does this only occur on power-up or power-down? Does this happen randomly when listening to music/audio?
     
  5. Leeerox

    Leeerox

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    Yes, its completley random,, dont see no pattern,, ie hasnt done it once all evening whilst its been on. there a numerous capacitors inside, but il get the multimeter out!
     
  6. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Measure across the speaker terminal in standby, no audio.
    Adam
     
  7. Leeerox

    Leeerox

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    Ok, so heres the inards!
     

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  8. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    On the green PCB top right of it is a funny marking I can't make out, looks like a track with a strange shape. But it might be the lighting.
    Adam
     
  9. Leeerox

    Leeerox

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    Well spotted,, its a grounding wire, i think ,, goes to a 'buzz bar' and transformer mounting plate. Looks like its soldered straight onto the track???! with a blob of glue,, seems secure tho
     

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