I bought an Outlaw LFM-1 EX subwoofer back on 01/30/09 due to a great price and some great recommendations from this forum.
Flash forward 3 years and not even a month after the warranty expires it has developed a hideous rattle that is coming directly from the speaker itself. The rattle started a couple weeks ago and has only accelerated from there. Its so bad now that I don't even bother watching movies in my home theater since all you hear is the rattle coming from the subwoofer, and it is incredibly distracting. I'm amazed that this has happened as I never ran the subwoofer over the volume level of 4 (out of 10), but I guess things just fail sometimes.
Admittedly I haven't contacted Outlaw yet to see what they can do, but I've already calculated that the shipping to Outlaw will set me back around $65-$70 (its 80 lbs) plus the assumed cost to repair since it is outside of warranty.
What do you recommend? Should I attempt the repair or should I just look elsewhere? I'm looking to do something soon since it is driving me nuts, but I'm not eager to fork down another $500+ on a new subwoofer this soon.
I'm not technically inclined with audio equipment (computers are my thing) so repairing it myself is pretty much out of the question.
Thanks ahead of time for any help/suggestions you can give!