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Blown Velodyne Subwoofer, repair or replace

post #1 of 8
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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.

Any sugestions?
post #2 of 8
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

Warp
post #3 of 8
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.
post #4 of 8
Model: HGS12BGII
Serial: 62071034
Date: Mar 12, 2002

Hello Velodyne

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!

Regards,
BrianPC
brian.plackis@usa.net
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by brian.pc View Post

Model: HGS12BGII
Serial: 62071034
Date: Mar 12, 2002

Hello Velodyne

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!

Regards,
BrianPC
brian.plackis@usa.net

Answered on the Official Velodyne Support Thread
post #6 of 8
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.
post #7 of 8
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.
post #8 of 8
use lakeside electronics university andsunrise area ,they re coned my infinity speakers
$70 each work like new
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