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My MFW-15 just started the hum, I don't really have the money to sink into a new amp so if anyone in the Detroit area has any interest in this sub, just make an offer.

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My MFW-15 just started the hum, I don't really have the money to sink into a new amp so if anyone in the Detroit area has any interest in this sub, just make an offer.

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No new amps are available for the MFW15. I have not had them in almost two years now. You can find the "Hum Fix" a few pages back in this thread it is very easy and inexpensive to do. Less than ten dollars in parts and usually less than fifty dollars even if someone else does the soldering! No need to sell or get rid of your sub.

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I can solder in the caps for you and we can give that a try if you want, I am on the west side of detroit. I will have to check but I should have them in stock.

Plus you can hear what the Turbo can do

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I can solder in the caps for you and we can give that a try if you want, I am on the west side of detroit. I will have to check but I should have them in stock.

Plus you can hear what the Turbo can do
Hey, if you think that you could solder the caps for me and it would salvage the sub then just let me know what you need from me. I was getting ready to pull the trigger on a Dayton Audio SUB-1500 but if the fix wouldn't cost much then I could hold off.

(I could just imagine what the Turbo could do...)

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Hey, if you think that you could solder the caps for me and it would salvage the sub then just let me know what you need from me. I was getting ready to pull the trigger on a Dayton Audio SUB-1500 but if the fix wouldn't cost much then I could hold off.

(I could just imagine what the Turbo could do...)

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She is back up and running, thanks for replacing the caps Kevin!
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^^ awesome, Kevin!

I'm still enjoying my 3+ year-old v1 Turbo. Watched "World War Z" this past weekend, and some of the LFE was absolutely ridiculous...to the point where I was worried about my house structure... If you're ever traveling in the Seattle area, you'll have to come by for some local brews and media room demo's...
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I just want to send a really big THANK YOU for the info to fix the hum on this sub. One of my two started humming out of the blue last week and I really didn't want to buy a new sub right now. It was actually by chance that I found this thread. I received the recommended parts today and the sub is back up and running. Already watched a movie on it (The Lego Movie ). I also bought extra parts in case the other one decides it wants to go bad.

Thank you again!!!
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^^ awesome, Kevin!

I'm still enjoying my 3+ year-old v1 Turbo. Watched "World War Z" this past weekend, and some of the LFE was absolutely ridiculous...to the point where I was worried about my house structure... If you're ever traveling in the Seattle area, you'll have to come by for some local brews and media room demo's...
I'm in the Seattle area. I have two MFW-15's that I am looking to Turbo upgrade this summer. I'd LOVE to come by to hear yours.

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I'm in the Seattle area. I have two MFW-15's that I am looking to Turbo upgrade this summer. I'd LOVE to come by to hear yours.
We could probably figure something out...glad to host a fellow AVS'er!

Though from some of your recent postings here and here, it made it sound like you already had a Turbo kit?

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The Turbo kit would have any of those options for lunch.
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Go with the Turbo, all the way. It will stomp the PSA. I do believe the Turbo upgrade is back in stock now.

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I'm in the Seattle area. I have two MFW-15's that I am looking to Turbo upgrade this summer. I'd LOVE to come by to hear yours.
There must be something in the water around here! I'm in Bothell and just pulled the trigger on a turbo. I did the capacitor fix a few months back, and so far so good - but I figure this is the best possible insurance policy.
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There must be something in the water around here! I'm in Bothell and just pulled the trigger on a turbo. I did the capacitor fix a few months back, and so far so good - but I figure this is the best possible insurance policy.
Congrats! Me thinks you'll be happy...

FWIW, I don't run my sub hot at all and it seems to have no problem pressurizing my space, which consists of the media room (~16x20), a connecting hallway (~15x3), and just-set-up music room (~30x12). So around 5,500 ft3 by my rough calcs taking into account some perimeter soffits. It's a funky basement layout...

Also, I posted some installation tips over on the Seaton forum a few years ago, might be worth checking them out...

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Congrats! Me thinks you'll be happy...
I have very little doubt about that!

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FWIW, I don't run my sub hot at all and it seems to have no problem pressurizing my space, which consists of the media room (~16x20), a connecting hallway (~15x3), and just-set-up music room (~30x12). So around 5,500 ft3 by my rough calcs taking into account some perimeter soffits. It's a funky basement layout...
That's far more air than I'm dealing with. The overkill factor is going to be very high, at least until I move (which may be sooner than planned, if the sub causes the foundation to shift).

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Also, I posted some installation tips over on the Seaton forum a few years ago, might be worth checking them out...
Yep, I found your notes here - thanks very much!
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My MFW-15 just started the hum, I don't really have the money to sink into a new amp so if anyone in the Detroit area has any interest in this sub, just make an offer.

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There's a deal in my area for 2 of these used MFW-15s for 550 (together) .. Worth taking a chance for that price?

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There must be something in the water around here! I'm in Bothell and just pulled the trigger on a turbo. I did the capacitor fix a few months back, and so far so good - but I figure this is the best possible insurance policy.
LOL, it must be! I'm up in Mill Creek, and my turbo kit should get here on Friday.... Want to have an install party?
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LOL, it must be! I'm up in Mill Creek, and my turbo kit should get here on Friday.... Want to have an install party?
Hey, mine is supposed to get here Friday as well! Install party this weekend is ON! Otherwise, I'll leave my windows open so I can hear you doing your tests
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LOL, it must be! I'm up in Mill Creek, and my turbo kit should get here on Friday.... Want to have an install party?
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Hey, mine is supposed to get here Friday as well! Install party this weekend is ON! Otherwise, I'll leave my windows open so I can hear you doing your tests
Congrats to both of you! Get 'em up and running quick...

Hmm, my Velodyne sub EQ has three output connections...there's three local MFW Turbos...
I think running all of ours together would either bring down my house or fry my electrical panel!
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I can't join the install party (I'm in MN), but my Turbo is arriving today! Very excited to get that going this weekend!
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