Here is an update on the Artison RCC 600 FS Sub Amp popping noise
(Video of Problem)
Jan 2010 - Artison replaces Power Supply Circuit Board out of warranty
$60 - Power Supply PCB
$150 - Labor
October 2011 - Artison Amp popping noise is back again. Artison Amplifier has the same popping noise again.
October 2011 - Artison decides that they want to replace the Amp with a new one.
December 2011 - Finally receive new Artison replacement Amp.
January 2012 - New Problem - Artison RCC 600 will not power off. I unplug from the wall and plug back in and there is a red circle light around the Movie Button and it will no longer power up.
January 2012 - Two Weeks later after reporting this new Artison Amp problem Artison finally contacts me and advises the Amp needs to be returned for reprogramming.
February 2012 - Artison could not reprogram Amp and sends a new replacement that has been burned in for approx 10 hours.
June 2012 - Artison Amp failed again. Tried to turn it on and wouldn't turn on at all. Artison admits that they have been having a higher than normal failure rate and that they are currently redesigning the Amp and expect the new Amp to be out in September 2012 and they will replace with that Amp when available at no cost to me.
June 2012 - Return failed Amp and awaiting the release of the new redesigned AMP (September 2012).
September 7, 2012 - Email Artison for update on replacement Amp.
September 11, 2012 - Artison advises that someone will contact me by 9-14-2012 with an update.
September 17, 2012 - I called Artison today and she apologizes and says she will have someone contact me today with an update as she has no idea on the status.
This has been one of the worst purchases I have ever made at $2,000+ for a subwoofer as it has had nothing but problems.
Also, the sub has barely been used even though now it is 4+ yrs old as it only gets turned on manually when watching a movie or concert video.
My setup is as follows:
Pioneer 50" Plasma
Artison Masterpiece LCR
APC S15 Power Conditioner w/Battery Backup
Dedicated 20 AMP Circuit for above equipment. With everything powered up the APC reports 500-600 watts being used.
The Artison Masterpiece LCR's have performed every day for 4 years with no problems and I would recommend their speakers. Unfortunately I would not be
able to recommend their Sub based on the above and the fact that they are replacing the Amp with a redesigned Amp to resolve issues.