I have two Velodyne Subs . . . a DLS5000R and an SPL-8 II; I originally purchased the DSL5000R first back in 2007, but it was damaged in shipping, so I purchased the SPL-8-II
as a temporary replacement while waiting for the shipping company to replace the DSL-R . . . I was amazed at the sound of the SPL-800, from such a small package!
I've been using the DSL-R in my living room ever since I got the replacement, and it was built on January 15, 2007; the SPL-8-II was built on March 22, 2007, and has been sitting in storage as a result, but last week, I decided to upgrade the system in my master bedroom, and planned to use the SPL-8-II there; unfortunately, it is now dead--no sound at all! I tested it not only on the system in my bedroom, but also disconnected my known-good DLS-R sub and connected the SPL-8-II to my living room system, but again, no sound.
I researched and found that this is apparently a known issue, due to the capacitors used in the preamp of this amplifier . . . there is actually a video that details how to repair by replacing the capacitors, but I am not qualified for that level of soldering/component replacement . . .
I also found that a couple of years back, there was apparently an upgraded amplifier available, but very little information regarding how to obtain it, pricing, etc.
I found this thread, and saw another member had the same issue I did, and it appears that Velodyne no longer monitors this thread, but there was an e-mail address of [email protected]
, so I sent e-mail to that address, requesting information about a replacement amplifier . . .
Does anybody have any additional information regarding this preamp issue, and the availability of the upgraded amp that they could share?