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Offline Nick B

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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #135 on: March 14, 2024, 06:57:47 PM »
Did you check the fuse on the sub amp?

No, will look for it right now….
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #136 on: March 14, 2024, 07:12:47 PM »
Did you check the fuse on the sub amp?

No, will look for it right now….

Ok, the fuse in the IEC was shot. There was a spare in the IEC and I used that one. With the toggle in the off position, I got the standard red LED for a fraction of a second and it blew again.
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #137 on: March 14, 2024, 07:51:25 PM »
OK, apparently that amp has issues and was the cause of the noises you were hearing all along.  At least since you have the subs close to the rack on the inside of the speakers you can just use one of them with both of the cables until Brian sends you a new amp. 
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #138 on: March 14, 2024, 07:55:31 PM »
OK, apparently that amp has issues and was the cause of the noises you were hearing all along.  At least since you have the subs close to the rack on the inside of the speakers you can just use one of them with both of the cables until Brian sends you a new amp.

Ok, then I’ll run the line out on that one side.
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #139 on: March 14, 2024, 08:27:50 PM »
When it comes to your issues it is the typical what died first that killed it's friends?
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #140 on: March 14, 2024, 08:33:41 PM »
When it comes to your issues it is the typical what died first that killed it's friends?

Yikes, have I committed “audiocide”?? A misbehavin’ sub ain’t my friend 💥 Hopefully Brian at Rythmik can make me love subs again…..at least for a time ⏰
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #141 on: March 14, 2024, 08:37:32 PM »
When it comes to your issues it is the typical what died first that killed it's friends?

Yikes, have I committed “audiocide”?? A misbehavin’ sub ain’t my friend 💥 Hopefully Brian at Rythmik can make me love subs again…..at least for a time ⏰
OK, apparently that amp has issues and was the cause of the noises you were hearing all along.  At least since you have the subs close to the rack on the inside of the speakers you can just use one of them with both of the cables until Brian sends you a new amp.
You were merely complicit in observing a death wish come to pass.

Brian's customer service has been stellar in the past.  It all depends upon his ability to source his goods.  He is a very smart, nice human.
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #142 on: March 14, 2024, 08:54:20 PM »
When it comes to your issues it is the typical what died first that killed it's friends?

Yikes, have I committed “audiocide”?? A misbehavin’ sub ain’t my friend 💥 Hopefully Brian at Rythmik can make me love subs again…..at least for a time ⏰
OK, apparently that amp has issues and was the cause of the noises you were hearing all along.  At least since you have the subs close to the rack on the inside of the speakers you can just use one of them with both of the cables until Brian sends you a new amp.
You were merely complicit in observing a death wish come to pass.

Brian's customer service has been stellar in the past.  It all depends upon his ability to source his goods.  He is a very smart, nice human.

Yes, the sub experiment went south a bit. I’m not ragging on Rythmik or Brian at all. These are nicely made subs, with limitations on the quality of some parts. Stuff happens and Brian was prompt to respond regarding my concern of a loud “thump”. And he responded within a couple of hours after I told him him the left sub died. If I were ticked off at Brian and Rythmik, I wouldn’t have offered to remove the amp, disconnect the wires, find a box for it, package it securely and just ship the amp back and not the whole sub. The boxing, packaging and my time would be on me. They’re a small company from what I know and I’m trying to save them a few dollars in shipping. Companies should have unhappy customers like me who try to resolve things amicably and save them money in the process.
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #143 on: March 14, 2024, 09:12:07 PM »
Nick

Is the amp that's in those subs?

https://gr-research.com/product/hx300/
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #144 on: March 14, 2024, 09:20:41 PM »
Nick

Is the amp that's in those subs?

https://gr-research.com/product/hx300/

Yes, Jack. That’s it. Why do you ask?
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #145 on: March 14, 2024, 09:44:02 PM »
Just a lot different amp than what's in my four.
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #146 on: March 14, 2024, 09:48:39 PM »
With how busy Rythmik is, I’m curious if they’ll try and fix it or just send a new one. Either way works for me….
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #147 on: March 14, 2024, 11:21:00 PM »
I doubt that they have anyone to fix them as their just Hypex circuit boards.  Likely Brian will just send you a new one a decide what to do with the old one once he gets it back.  Him fixing the old one and sending it back at some point is not an option I would accept.
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #148 on: March 15, 2024, 05:53:30 AM »
The HX310 PEQ mentioned is not the amp I had in my subs.
I had A370XLR3
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Re: opinions wanted on subwoofers
« Reply #149 on: March 19, 2024, 02:22:46 PM »
Well, my Rythmik L12 is off to Texas to be repaired. I did my best to disconnect that amp, but the clips are impossible to get off the sub and there’s hardly any room to maneuver in the cabinet. So the whole thing needs to go back.

Tweaking my back was a reminder why I don’t want to deal with difficult to lift/carry components. Brian at  Rythmik has been on top of things and pleasant to deal with.
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