Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto (Newmarket) Canada
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I've got one of the origional kits, not assembled by me (unfortunately). In my last place it was set up and sounded good. Since then I've moved a few times and it's been in storage, about a year in a garage and a storage space.
After this year of lugging this monster around I'm finally in a dedicated HT again and trying to get it integrated, with very little success.
On initial setup, just trying to level match using the internal test tone on my receiver which usually gives that warbling bass note, thru the dts sounds like high pitch static, like a tv on the static channel and turned up. Very little bass in the signal. (Thru my spare sub, an axiom ep500, it does give the appropriate bass tone) receiver is an anthem 1120.
I gave it a shot with a movie and at -35 as soon as some bass hit, it cracked and popped aggressively so much I immediately paused the movie and shut off the sub amp.
The amp is an ep4000, none of the switches have been adjusted since I packed it up, but I confirmed anyway, bridged mode active, parallel input, no filters etc. To isolate the amp as a cause I also tried a plate amp I have sitting spare, same result.
Battery test confirms the drivers are wired correctly. I've now pulled the drivers out, they both move freely and both measure 4.1ohm.
I've checked all the glue joints I can see, they all have the appropriate amount of PL squeeze out.
Anyone else have this happen or hear of anything similar? I hate to have to give up on this thing after lugging it around for so long, and managing to get it moved into my basement!
I think we're the demons.