Subwoofer

Hey, I've got the ginormus sub woofer thats crazily loud. But the computer doesn't make much use of it, it will only work if the bass is super deep. When i plug it into my ipod it works normally. Any help to make it work better for my computer because it was originally made for my computer?

Posted by CowGuy 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Subwoofer Setup

I want a kick ass area in my house for a subwoofer. like to hook up to a computer or mp3 player. is there a way to hook up a subwoofer to a laptop?

Asked by mwilson41 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Limit of a subwoofer

Guys the question sounds like stupid but the thing is how should i know a subwoofer reached it's max excursion limit before blowing the coil.If it starts to distort does it means it reached it's limit or the amplifier can't provide much juice the speaker needs.

Asked by Sayan_trex 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


sync bass with subwoofer

Hello, I thing this is the right /r/ to ask this. I have a HTiB and I want to make 2 led strips with ~6 meters blink with bass. I have done some tests with my old subwoofer (logitech z5500) and I noticed that as the bass goes deeper, I got distorsions... I have read that we can use an amp to store energy (? :S) but it could start a fire due the heat. Can someone help me? Obviously I can use the leds directly conected to the subwoofer and dont turn the subwoofer volume to high and everything will be ok, but I really want to make something cool and safe. The HTiB this an Onkyo HT-S9700THX, and the subwoofer is powered directly to current, the amp just pass signals. I thing this is called a pre-amp subwoofer, correct if Im wrong please. Regards and thanks!

Asked by HelderN2 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How i can on/Start/operate subwoofer without remote control,subwoofer has no buttons?

Please let me know how to start subwoofer without remote controll, subwoofer has no any buttons.

Asked by Rakesh22ker 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


HOW DO I CONVERT A SUBWOOFER FROM MY CAR INTO A SUBWOOFER FOR HOME THEATER? Answered

HOW DO I CONVERT A SUBWOOFER FROM MY CAR INTO A SUBWOOFER FOR HOME THEATER?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do i make my subwoofer enclosure look cooler?

Hey fellow 'instuctors', i'm gonna be making another subwoofer enclosure soon, an i want to know how i can connect a few LED's, or Neons to the box, just to make it a little more unique. I know it's got something to do with wiring the LED/Neon's in series to the loom to the subwoofer itself. If anyone know's anything, or know any webpages i can visit, i would greatly appreciate the help.

Asked by nmesis_02 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need to find a way to repair Pioneer SW-99 subwoofer. HELP!!!!? Answered

It has the adjustment for power supply on the back and any adjustment over 110v, I get the thump- thump error. Any ideas? Checked everything I know to check

Asked by Neg8tyv 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can I put a car specified subwoofer in my home theatre sub compartment?

I'm not experienced well with new subwoofers, and I have a JBL sub in my home, but it's speaker blew. I was wondering, if I buy a sub equal size, but it's labeled as a "Car subwoofer" what would happen if I hooked it up?

Asked by DarkEliteWolf 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how I can run 2.1 subwoofer in my car?

Plese tell me the right and inexpensive way of plugging in the wooferin my car. i have suzuki mehran 800cc and i have nt enough money to buy a car woofer so i planned to play my pc woofers in my car tell me wat i can do now

Asked by ssaad2 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



if you added a second speaker instead of a port in the enclosure, what effect would that have on the sound?

I know that if you have a ported enclosure on a subwoofer its louder and if its sealed its more precise,  but what would happen if you put a second subwoofer in the enclosure instead of a port? what would the effect be? im just curious.

Asked by tokymaru 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to rewire a speaker voice coil? Answered

Asked by islandhopper 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I'm stuck between a rock and a voice coil.

I know I think I've posted a question like this before. I have a new sub, it's a car subwoofer origionaly (200 watt max (not rms)). So far it's running off the internal amplifier that came out of my old/blow sub (it was rated for around 100 watts). And I have it ported out the side. I had to do some work on the dust cap, it was torn and the torn peice was flapping and making a lot of noise, so I put nail polish enamel on it, a few coats and seems to have worked, but now on the odd beat it sounds like one of the wires going to the voice coil are loose or it's rubbing on something because it makes almost a crackle noise. I figure if it was rubbing, it would make that noise on every singe beat, but it doesn't always. Is there a chance some of the enamel dripped down into the thing the voice coil sits in and it's rubbing somehow? Thanks for any ideas guys!

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Can I add a subwoofer to a stereo system that has no subwoofer?

I have a stereo system that has a left and right speaker that connects to the main part of the stereo (CD player and the radio). I was wondering if I could disconnect the speakers, from the CD player itself, and make a circuit that amplifies a low sound bass, then connected to a small subwoofer.  (Instead of a normal amplifier that just makes treble sound louder.) Then reconnect the two speakers so the final result is that there is an amplified subwoofer.

Asked by alpe_97 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


subwoofer SB-WA342 wiring diagram

Looking to use my panasonic subwoofer SB-WA342 as a subwoofer - but there's a special cord. Just looking to see if anyone has the wire schematic?

Asked by sfine 7 years ago


4 ohm subwoofer problem... Answered

I have received a 4 ohm subwoofer, that seems to be "stuck" , I don't know how I could fix this. I also need a way to test the subwoofer because I do not have an amp. Thanks

Asked by squirt8500 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Subwoofer lost its "WOOF"!!!

So i purchased a pair of 800w 10" subs at a yard sale for 20$.  They were cheap so i assumed they were faulty but figured i could try fixing them. So i get them home, hook them up to an amp and nothing happens... until i place a little pressure on the cone and  thump thump thump, they work... and they're heavier and hit better than a pair of 1200w 10" Sony Xplodes i have... until i let go of the cone.  I'm reading things about blown voice coils and what/not and was hoping someone had an idea how to replace one. Or if my problem sounds like something else all together.  Any ideas DIY'ers???

Asked by ericdeaton 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Passive subwoofer and receiver with "subwoofer pre out" plug in harman kardon avr 142

Hello, I have Harman kardon avr 142 with subwoofer pre out plug in (suitable for active sub), and passive pioneer subwoofer with two cords. Between them I have rg59 with rca head (sub cable). Is there a way some how to convert the pioneer sub to an active sub with rca plug in?

Asked by BarD2 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Mono channel Subwoofer amplifier with TDA2052

I have a tda 2052 and a 6" 60watt subwoofer lying around, so wanna make a single channel subwoofer amplifier. Anyone can help me with a good build? And also please provide data sheet if possible.Thanks in advance

Asked by Sayan_trex 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Old Tv Speakers and Subwoofers

I have an old sansui tv, but ijust want to use its 2 speakers and 2 subwoofers, i means to convert it to only sound system, please help

Posted by dpokharna 6 days ago  |  last reply 3 days ago


how can I use an existing subwoofer with a tv soundbar that has none?

I have a subwoofer from an old sony surround system that I want to use with a tv sound bar that I got for Christmas.  The subwoofer is stand alone (has its own independent power input) and connects to the surround system via a coaxial speaker cable.

Asked by jdhammy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



Amps

Say, I thought I'd ask seeing as I got a little extra money to burn from christmas, anyone got any old/unused car amps they might want to sell to moi? My current sub amp is ever increasingly scaring me and my sub sound's like it's blown a voice coil or something (although I know if it were blown it wouldn't be working as good as it is). What do you got to say Nachomama?

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Can you have one inverted and one normal subwoofer in one box?

Hello. I'm thinking of building a 4x4 subwoofer box with one inverted subwoofer on top and one regular vertical subwoofer to save space. Is it possible? I'm thinking it will be weird since one subwoofer will pull and one will push, will it work and do i need to change the polarity?

Asked by Marcus BjörnR 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


subwoofer and normal speaker combo in same enclosure?

Is it necessary for subwoofer to be in an individual enclosure ? can't a normal speaker n subwoofer be in the same enclosure ? what happens if they are in same enclosure ? and what  "exceptional" happens if subwoofer is in individual enclosure ? thank you SO much in advance ! i really wanna know this thing

Asked by mcsk8rg 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


hot to repair a 2.1 powered subwoofer system?

I have a MG audio 2.1 subwoofer system last night it suddenly broke when I plug in the cord and power it on nothing happens. Can some help fix it?

Posted by cpeig 7 years ago


how to make the subwoofer itself not the casing? Answered

I would like to know how to make the subwoofer itself not the casing i have enough of thoes

Asked by rug 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how do you convert a passive subwoofer to an active one ?

I have a sony reciever, and it has an active (externally powered) subwoofer output. i recently acquired a set of sony speakers to replace the old ones i accidentaly blew. all speakers connect normaly, except the subwoofer, which uses two bare wires. i need a way to convert this subwoofer, which uses an outboard amplifier, to one with an onboard one. oh, and it has to be for less than $35 , because for that money, i could buy a new one, at goodwill. many thanks !

Asked by saberwing 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to set up a powered subwoofer pc speaker set, without the powered subwoofer?

I have a set of pc speakers, no mfgr markings, that were to include a subwoofer. Given to me without the subwoofer. Only reason I know about subwoofer is one side has a port that has printed next to it,"to subwoofer." I'd like to just make it into a set without the subwoofer. It has 3 stereo male plugs, in weird configurations, and I think it may need rewiring. Also has a volume "wheel" switch on one speaker. Oi, this is too much trouble, isn't it? Well, anyone have ideas, even if your suggestion is to go buy a new/cheap set. Thanks folks!?

Asked by fireguard 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What can I do with these???

Hello again, I want to bug you guys again, if you remember, I just fixed these JVC speakers as the seals were gone on the plexiglass. Now that's fixed, I've been noticing that when I play almost any song past volume 20-22 I can really notice a lot of turbulent noise from the tubes, and it's not the seals this time, they seem to be holding out. It just sounds punchy and the noise coming from the tubes kind of ruins the fact that I fixed the seals already, theres 4 screws around where the tube goes into the subwoofer chamber, but I tried taking it out, but it still wouldn't come off even though the 4 screws were removed. Does anyone have suggestions on how I could make these speakers sound better??

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


A/V Cord to Typical Stereo Wires? Answered

I have a surround sound speaker system that only takes the typical stereo wires (you know, positive and negative electrode inputs for left and right side). I also have a stereo reciever that only provides A/V outputs. I was pondering how I could make these work when I realized that, even with an A/V cord, it still needs to make a complete circuit. Thus the cord needs to have two wires going through it, and the plug had a way to complete that circuit. Now that I know this, I want to know if I can cut the plug off of one end, strip the wires apart, and plug those wire ends in my subwoofer? If anyone knows if this is possible, please let me know! And please help me determine which wires are positive and negative current. THANKS!

Asked by sjeenyus 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Low frequency amp? Answered

For a future project (blue barrel infra sub woofer with ducted fan) I'm already looking for parts. I see most amplifiers and amp chips (like the TDA7294) have a frequency response usually 20 - 20,000 Hz. But I'm interested in a range from 0- ca 40 Hz. As far as I understand, the low cutoff is to protect the driver (speaker). Would it be possible to circumvent the low cutoff, or would I have to build from scratch? (I'm thinking in a 70 - 150 W RMS range).

Asked by BobS 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where does computer speakers (2) and a subwoofer plugin?

Asked by dlcingg 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is it ok to put 2 subwoofers in a single sealed enclosure? Answered

Is it ok to put 2 subwoofers (wired in series) in a single sealed enclosure or should they be seperated? My worry is that the single sealed enclosure may cause too much pressure rather than adding more pop to the sound.

Asked by Andale_The_Great 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


can you make a subwoofer from computer audio system go boom booom boooom in a car without adding an amplifier?

I have a spare logitech g51 speaker system and want to use the subwoofer in my car instead of purchasing an entire car designed subwoofer, box, amp, wires, crossovers, etc., etc.

Asked by shhsahsim 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


can you make your subwoofers work well without using an amp?

How do i wire my subs to my stereo or existing speakers to make them work without using an amp?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Car Audio

Post all your stuff/questions about car audio.

Posted by RelyNupon 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


​Can a Pioneer GM-A3702 Two Channel Amplifier drive Pioneer TS-W306R 12-inch Subwoofer.

I want to know will the loudness of the subwoofer be loud enough. I have bought this two products but even on the highest gain setting of the amplifier, the subwoofer loudness is very small. The sound from the sub is like, driving from a LM386 op-amp. Thank you.

Asked by Lima79 10 months ago


subwoofer installation? red wire, blue wire?

I need help with a car subwoofer, i have a friend whos red wire went, and doesn't have a power antenna akak a blue wire. his red wire went, its a 2000 buick and the cars are notorious for that issue. i have it on a switch for the 12v and i have a jumper from the 12v to the remote so when the switch is flicked the remote and 12 v are powered. is there an alternative wire to connect the remote to besides the red or blue?

Asked by slimguy379 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Determining the correct specifications of my subwoofer?

I have purchased a local brand sub-woofer which does not comes with any specifications except the following: Impedance: 4 Ohms Output RMS:20 Watts Frequency Response: 40Hz~170Hz Effective Cone Diameter(D): 4" However i wanted to know the following Equivalent Volume(Vas) Free Air Resonance (Fs) Total Q (Qts) Actual System Q (Qtc) Resonance Frequency (Fb) Is there is any way to determine these Thanks in Advance....

Asked by adarshnarsaria 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Extending the port of a ported subwoofer enclosure? Answered

I'm planning to pimp out my car, i was wondering... If i design my own subwoofer enclosure, i want to extend the port, so that the enclosure is vented right inside the car (not the trunk) if i did that, would i have to re-calculate port diameter? thanks!

Asked by Sandisk1duo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make LED lights light up with subwoofer?

I have LED lights hooked up to the speaker wire of the subwoofer and they light up with the bass, but only at very high volumes (too loud for comfort level) I want to know if theres a way I could amplify that signal that goes from the subwoofer into the lights so they light up at lower volumes, or is there a better way to make them light up at lower volumes. I also don't really want to buy a music interface, I just want to try to make it work with what I have. any ideas?

Asked by Cu0789 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help with wiring TIP31 transistor to run LED's on subwoofer?

I am wiring LEDs to my subwoofer to sync in beat of the music, to stop the bulbs from blowing, i am thinking of wiring a TIP31 transistor to it and plug in RCA and 12v in to run it using a rca out to the actual amp, in the attached picture please make sure i got all the wiring right and tell me if it would work http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg589/daleumad/asdfghnh.png id get a bigger picture but it wouldnt let me, just use like browser zoom or open in paint

Posted by daleumad 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help wanted to modify a bluetooth speaker to a wired connection to a hifi

Hello I have a subwoofer left over from my Samsung soundbar home cinema system which is no longer working. The subwoofer though is working fine is it possible to wire in connections to the bluetooth subwoofer to connect this to my hifi? I have attached a picture of the electronics of the subwoofer, if anybody knows if this is possible please get in touch?

Posted by Steve_f 3 years ago


Diagnose 2.1 Speaker Subwoofer Problem?

I picked up this 2.1 Edifier M3300 Speaker set at the Goodwill cheap. The Right RCA connection doesn't produce any sound except for a buzz. The left connection is fine. I check the speakers and they both work when plugged into the Left connection.  How do I figure out how what is wrong? Could the amp be broken or just the connector? I don't mind just 1 channel, but if I could fix it, I would like to try. If it's too complicated, I'll just leave it alone.

Asked by phillyj 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how can i fix a crack in my Kicker cvr subs?

There is a dime sized hole and crack in the hard cone. of my 12in kicker cvr subwoofer.

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Has anyone done this?!?

If you don't have it set up like this already, then try it. If you have a smallish room, try putting your subwoofer in the corner. In my room the bass lights up like the 4th of july compared to when the box is sitting in the middle of my room. I'm listening to it right now and it just sounds wicked. You the bass more than you hear the subwoofer itself moving and groaning at the low notes.

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Help replacing the amplifier in a powered sub woofer?

I have a Phillips SW 900 powered sub-woofer. The internal amplifier board has broken and I need to get a new board or an equivalent amplifier.  The internal subwoofer is a 6 inch 4 ohm 40w driver.I don't want to spend any more than around 50 US dollars. The only connection that I need is one RCA jack for audio input. Thanks.

Asked by nurdee1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


In kipkays optical theremin, would you make the pitch lower?

Http://rsinventionlab.com/optical-thereminI'm trying to play the sound through a 12 inch sub, and i need a lower pitch

Asked by rickyd! 10 years ago