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Power Cable Effect on Subwoofer Performance
I had been running both Rythmik sub and CA avr off the same extension cable. I don't know the electrical power draw of Rythmik for playing the peaks at reference or close to it, but CA consumes close to 1700 watts on full tilt.
It never occurred to me if the fluttering problem I'd been having over the last year and a half had anything remotely to do with the electrical power. I only got to know it when I plugged Rythmik directly into wall socket. The problem went away and it is a whole new sub now.
I always said that it had low output to the surprise of all FV15HP owners on here. I always said the little balls buster (PSB, plugged directly into wall socket) had more output than Rythmik, which baffled me a lot. Just to check, I plugged PSB S500 into the same extension with CA avr, it also started fluttering as did Rythmik.
So, I know what caused all this mess after pulling my hair horizon to horizon for a very long time. God knows what gauge extension cable my electrician installed at that time; but it sure is the culprit. It just cannot allow enough current draw when peaks kick in.
Can somebody explain as to why would sub amp or, for that matter, any amp clip output in this situation??
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Main System: PSB X2T, PSB XC, PSB XB, Cambridge Audio Azur 751R, Rythmik FV15HP, PSB S500
Last edited by braveheart123; 05-30-2015 at 03:38 PM.