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Subwoofer sucking air ???

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Fjorko, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. Fjorko

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    Can anyone confirm if it is normal for my active subwoofer (Mission M5as) to suck air instead of pushing air through the bass port.

    I have switched the phase both ways, but it still tends to suck the air in, instead of pushing the air out - which i assume it should do ??????

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks

    P
     
  2. NicolasB

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    What, it sits there steadily inflating itself like a balloon? Come off it. :rotfl:
     
  3. Fjorko

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    We have a funny one here!!!!!:boring: :boring: :boring: NOT !


    Anyone else with a better answer than this ?
     
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    Place a boiled egg in the port and see what happens. ;-)
     
  5. MuFu

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    I'm sure it's doing both and yes, it is normal. Perhaps the "sucking" is more noticeable when you put your hand near the port because of the Venturi principle.

    Try the boiled egg test anyway, just to be sure. :D

    MuFu.
     
  6. Fjorko

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    Thanks !
     
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    And what did the egg do? ;)
     
  8. Fjorko

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    It became a chicken !:rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Hehe... reminds of when this dude said he could "hear voices coming out of his subwoofer port". Of course it was a bass management issue, but it was only after about 4 pages of smart-assed remarks regarding his mental condition that the thread actually moved on-topic. :D

    MuFu.
     
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    Now I've got preminitions of the question ... "I've been testing if my sub's port is sucking or blowing using an egg (was using the KEF the right Egg to use) as advised on the forum recently ... but now how do I extract the egg which has rolled inside my subwoofers cabinet."

    Vikki
     
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    Use TitanAE to get it out. :)

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