Is My Sub Bad

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by jdjbuffalo, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. jdjbuffalo

    jdjbuffalo Senior member

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    I got a Dayton 10" sub from Parts-Express a few years ago. This was their $99 special.

    The sub has worked great until now...

    In the middle of the night it start putting out a ton of base, not a hum. It was almost like a partially connected cable but very loud. I pulled the power and removed the speaker cable. When I turned it back on it still did the same thing.

    Any ideas? or is it time to get a new one :(

    If it is bad, do you have any recommendations for a replacement? I want to keep it under $200.
     
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  2. purbeast0

    purbeast0 Lifer

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    i know it's a tad higher than your range, but i just got this to replace a JBL that was originally $400.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882780078

    it definitely hits harder than the JBL did. my JBL had a problem where it would constantly go from standby to on and flicker back/forth real quick, which would cause a loud noise as well. not sure if is what yours was doing but that happened to mine. i actually tossed it today at the dump.

    for $300 for that sub i'm happy so far with it's performance.
     
  3. jdjbuffalo

    jdjbuffalo Senior member

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    That is a nice sub but I really don't want to spend $300 on it.

    If I have to I could just get another $99 special from Parts-Express however I really would like one that lasted a good while - 5+ years.
     
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    sdifox No Lifer

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    Sounds like you have a short of some sort.
     
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    For $200 the BiC F12 is generally regarded as the best out there, mine is coming Tuesday.
     
  6. jdjbuffalo

    jdjbuffalo Senior member

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    Thanks boomhower. I'm going to get this one.