: Honestly, I don't know enough yet to determine what blew. I took my regular speaker wire to the woofer of the BIC and it was going (very slightly), so I am assuming something is wrong with the amp. However, when I turn it on, the "on" light is still on. I made a post in the DIY section regarding this, but caught up with other things and never followed through.
Regarding the PSB, same thing. However, I was less inclined to try and fix this one as the enclosure was really beat up and full of rust and dirt. I think I will keep the actual woofer and amp and toss the enclosure. It's compartmentalized and I don't think it will be easier to work with.
I will keep everything for the BIC I think and see if I can work with it.
: I moved the sub all around the room. Tried many different placements. I just wasn't digging the sound of the Klipsch. I'm sure many people love it, but I didn't. You are right though, I am still very new to everything, I know there can be a lot more on my end to figure out how to place a sub properly. Will keep reading
: You know what...I am starting to think that a DIY sub could be cost effective, could produce a great sub, would be a fun project, and would be extremely satisfying in the end. The -30 degree weather is disappearing now, so I can actually get back into my garage...lol.
I am really starting to understand that for someone a step up from the average HT enthusiast, most of the crap at retailers here just won't cut it. But most of all, the cost/value of it all bugs me. I am sure if I drop $700 on a sub from BB I would be happy...but I am not willing to, just on the principle of it.
I was surprised to see how simple the BIC was when I opened it up looking for a loose connection. You're right lol, it's just wood, glue, some insulation, an amp, wires and the speaker.
So, if I were to dive into the DIY for a sub, I guess there is enough in the DIY section for FAQs to get me going? Any other recommendations for things to read or watch?