Sorry if this is a little OT, but my Rocket UFW-10 sub almost totally burnt down today, started making some bad noises, then smelling/burning....quickly unplugged the *#(cker
Took it apart and one of the circuit boards w/components melted and burned---lots of soot inside. The sub was actually just idling, wasn't being pushed at all. I guess the amp went DC on me. The fuse didn't blow
The amp now sits outside on the porch (where I took the above pic---click it for a larger view if you dare!), it's WAY too stinky to be inside.
So, I'm mad that this thing coulda easily burned my place down, luckily I was there to unplug it.....argh! I was also lucky that I put it on its own powerstrip, so that it would not get any AC when I wasn't home watching/listening to something. I only turned the powerstrip on (sub on) when needed, which wasn't very often at all.
Anyways, I figured most of the Rocket experts are on this thread; so I was wondering if anyone made replacement amp modules for this? The cab and speaker are fine, seems a waste to not replace the amp module and keep the cab/speaker alive, but I will not replace it with another Rocket amp, I will NOT trust it!! And on that note, anyone with Rocket electronic components (subs, etc.), Beware!!! Keep them on a separate powerstrip and power it off when not home to be safe!!!!! It saved my place from a potential total loss (+ kitty that would have been trapped
I live in a small cottage, so I don't have room for anything bigger than the UFW-10 size (it fit exactly in and under a small end table). Looks like the SVS SB-1000 is a similar same size (will fit inside my end table), I suppose this is a good choice if no good replacement amp modules are available?? Any other small (13" to 14" cube) subs I should look at? Argh...another $500 down the drain.
And on a related note, any new news on 'Shifty'?? Seemed about time to bump this thread anywayz