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Power Surge on Sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by hindutimes, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. hindutimes

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    Gents,

    I recently bought REL Quake but I noitce that whenever I powered on my sub, a sudden power surge coming in causing a loud bump sound.

    Is this normal for a sub? I already lowered the volume controls but still happening. How to avoid this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. alexs2

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    Sounds pretty normal.....you know you can leave it turned on to avoid the thump on power-up.
     
  3. Jsinger

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    The same thing happens when I switch my TV on, even though I keep my sub powered up :(
     
  4. nathan_silly

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    My Storm goes "bmmff" on initial power-up, and "pfft-pffft-pfft" on switch off. It's working fine.

    As long as it doesn't pop, hum or tizz when it's on.
     
  5. hindutimes

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    Thanks for all your inputs....

    The bad thing about this Quake it doens't have the standby mode
     
  6. Ian J

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    My subs are kept switched on all the time and are only ever switched off when I sell them.
     
  7. dennis

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    i had the same trouble with my sub a b@wasw675 but it turned out to be the amp was the problem,on my pioneer it was something called a MUTING TRANSISTOR that had gone,this thing is only the size of a ant!,now fixed by UNILET new malden.:)
     
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    In the Quake manual it says the sub can be left on all the time as it only uses around 4W when there is no signal present.

    It also states this is the equivalent of other manufactureres standby mode. The advantage of the way REL does it is that the sub is always ready to react instantly to any input signal. Unlike the auto on circuits which sometimes go to sleep in the middle of a movie.
     

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