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Stay away from this Sub ! ! !
on August 11, 2012
I bought this subwoofer about 4 years ago. It worked great and the sound was impressive for a 12X16 sized room. A few weeks ago it started making a crackling noise. I read online where several people had this same problem. Hint that I shouldn't have bought this. I read suggestions on where some people noticed that the circuit board was completely sealed in a plastic box inside the subwoofer cabinet. They suggested that the circuit board was overheating which would make sense. Whomever designed this didn't realize that even at low level, it would produce copious amount of heat. I removed the plastic box from the circuit board assembly a reassembled it. It worked for about a week then started making the crackling noise again. Upon closer inspection, It seemed like it was constantly switching between "on" and "off". I'm pretty pissed off considering that it only has a year warranty and I paid around $400 for it. I got it at Best Buy and I talked to the Geek Squad about having it repaired. They told me that it would cost me almost the same amount to have it fixed if it even could be fixed. They said they has seen this before and that the part to fix it was probably not available.
For this kind of money I expected a much better product and a much longer life to it. Like I said the sound was great, but don't waste your money.