I have determined that my Velodyne SPL-1000 has a blown woofer. I called Sound Advice (Tweeter) service and wouldn't you know the warranty expired a month ago. Unfortunately I can't go down to the store and work with them on this, since my local store (Tallahassee, FL) shut down shortly after I bought this speaker.
At this point I see myself with three options. Pay a hugh shipping cost to ship off to Sound Advice (S. Florida), or directly to Velodyne (California) and pay to have it fixed. Drive 3 hours to the nearest store and drop it off and then hope they will ship it back to me when it's fixed, or start shopping for a new sub and part this one out on ebay.
The reality is, I love this sub... it is by far the best sounding sub I have had, it even beats my old Velo F1200R it replaced. I am leaning towards repair, but am wondering since this sub is two plus years old, if I might be better of with something newer. Has any of this technology made it in to a lessor priced model, or brands? Unfortunately, my budget for the replacement is almost nothing, thus the couple hundred I am guessing it will cost in shipping and repair, may be more worthy.
Go over to the Velodyne thread, and you can post your issue there or grab curts info and give him a call... he is very helpful... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=304306
A while back, I had to replace a woofer in an older CT-120 (a little lower on the Velo food chain, I know). Velodyne custy service was top notch and the prices were very reasonable. They even upgraded the woofer to update me to a CHT-120 for no additional cost over the CT. Always contact the manufacturer first as you may be pleasantly surprised.
Date: Mar 12, 2002
Really enjoyed this subwoofer. Just recently, I started to get static anytime the sub was powered on. I had my AV guy out and he said the sub amplifier was blown and that I should be able to order a replacement and swap it out myself (or he would do it).
Can I get this great subwoofer repaired for significantly less than trying to find a replacement?
Thanks for providing great products and support!
I would say since you like it that much and as its only going to cost $235 or so to fix I would go that route.
I own both a SPL1000R and an Epik Empire. If repairs are around $200 or so I'd do that. If the overall cost approaches $4-500 I'd get an EPIK legend.
While I think the Velo sounds decent, the Empire sounds better. I suspect the Legend would as well.
use lakeside electronics university andsunrise area ,they re coned my infinity speakers
$70 each work like new