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post #1 of 15 Old 04-28-2014, 01:49 PM - Thread Starter
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Just got my sub, and noticed a little dent.  I'm really not too worried about the flesh wound, but will it hurt the sound at all?  Haven't gotten a chance to plug it in, and am really an audio noob.  All comments are welcomed.

 

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It will most likely have no effect on the sound. It could affect the sound if it were enough damage to significantly weaken the structure, but a little ding on the case makes no audible impact.

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Just got my sub, and noticed a little dent.  I'm really not too worried about the flesh wound, but will it hurt the sound at all?  Haven't gotten a chance to plug it in, and am really an audio noob.  All comments are welcomed.

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Probably not. If the enclosure is compromised you will hear weird noises around the "dent" with deeper bass material because the internal air pressure will cause little "puffs" of air to escape. This tends to cause audible noise, even to the casual user. You can also check things by moving your hand around the dent during operation. If you feel any signs of air blowing on your hand....that is a problem.

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Thanks! My reciever comes tomorrow - pretty excited to try this out - lol a pretty huge upgrade from my old set up
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Thanks! My reciever comes tomorrow - pretty excited to try this out - lol a pretty huge upgrade from my old set up

Looking at pictures of tiny subs for me is kinda like looking at this picture for most normal people

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Is what I have now still small? Or what I used to have?
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Is what I have now still small? Or what I used to have?

What you used to have...I got a very similar little guy rockin my desktop speaker setup lol.
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As the guys above said you most likely won't have a problem with SQ but like Tom pointed out be sure to check and make sure you don't feel air. That said, I'm sorry that you got a dent in your new toy. I'm sure you're dying to try it out.


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Oh good - lol thought it was still small - I'll update tomorrow with more info
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Just got my sub, and noticed a little dent.  I'm really not too worried about the flesh wound, but will it hurt the sound at all?  Haven't gotten a chance to plug it in, and am really an audio noob.  All comments are welcomed.

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Is the sub brand new? If it is brand new, I would return it. The case is damaged.
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It look like the foot in the pic is also damaged.
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foot is okay - i did have a really flimsy one and they are sending out a replacement foot lol - just worried about the small dent

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I would definitely consider returning the sub for a replacement. It might only be dent but how did it get there? It may have been dropped and there may be unseen damage that may surface in the future and sods law will dictate that this will happen once the guarantee has run out.

I learned this from personal experience. I bought a washing machine and the top was broken so the manufacturer replaced the top. Three years later the bearings on the drum needed replacing and the repairman would not guarantee them as he thought the spindle was out of whack. When they failed again it was bye bye washing machine, hello new one.
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I would definitely consider returning the sub for a replacement. It might only be dent but how did it get there? It may have been dropped and there may be unseen damage that may surface in the future and sods law will dictate that this will happen once the guarantee has run out.

I learned this from personal experience. I bought a washing machine and the top was broken so the manufacturer replaced the top. Three years later the bearings on the drum needed replacing and the repairman would not guarantee them as he thought the spindle was out of whack. When they failed again it was bye bye washing machine, hello new one.

I completely agree with this thought process. I would seriously consider getting a replacement.


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thanks all! going to contact amazon today

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