What an experience. A couple of days ago I woke up to a loud shuttering noise coming from my entertainment center. For some reason the "switched" outlets on my Monster Power surge protector/line cond. were switching on and off rapidly like a machine gun. I hurried up and unplugged everything. The only two things plugged into the switched outlets were my brand new Polk 660wi subwoofer and my beloved Cambridge Audio 651r receiver. After removing the MP surge protector, I plugged the woofer in the wall socket and it would not come on, the LED just blinked red/green. DEAD. The CA 651r came up ok and seemed to work properly but I was not taking any chances. I don't know if the sub was the original problem or if the surge protector killed it. I just purchased all three of these items from Crutchfield about three weeks ago. So I had to box all that stuff up, not fun, and return ship everything back to Crutchfield. Thank goodness they are soooo easy to work with. Crutchfield did not hesitate one second on taking this stuff back. That is why I buy from them. The good news is that I went ahead and upgraded the receiver to the 751r. I've been thinking of doing this anyway because I really wanted a little more power, but since the 651r was already here and running, I probably never would have. I also exchanged the Polk sub for two 10" Infinitly subs that were on sale. The bad news is that all of this new stuff is in "UPS land" right now during a holiday weekend. I hate waiting....
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8/31/13 at 4:45am