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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Eddie_B



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Posted December 20 2003 - 03:52 PM

I have read the beginner's prime and have most likely overlooked the answer. I feel like I'm trying to learn a new language when I read that stuff so I apologize if this is a stupid question.
I have a 250 watt definitive technology subwoofer that makes a loud "pop" sound when it is unplugged and I would really like to know if this is normal or harmful and if harmful - why? My electrical sockets in the house are loose, that's why the sub gets unplugged sometimes.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   GrahamT


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Posted December 21 2003 - 02:49 AM

Unless it is a loud clack or slapping noise from the voice coil former hitting the backing plate then it is probably ok. I am guessing it is some sort of clipping noise instead. Try pressing on the driver and if it moves smoothly without grinding then it is fine.

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Johnny Ayala

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Posted December 21 2003 - 04:29 AM

Mine do the same thing......hasn't caused any problems. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Posted ImagePosted Image
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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted December 21 2003 - 02:29 PM

Can you turn if off before unplugging it?

I’m not really sure why anyone would be worried about this. Why would anyone be unplugging their sub all the time anyway?

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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Andy Hardin

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Posted December 22 2003 - 09:53 AM

This usually happens in car audio more than Home Theater (since car amps *do* lose their power, newer amps have "anti-pooping technology"). It never caused too much of a problem though.

This could cause damage over a very long period of time, but I wouldn't be too worried about it. If you are, take the advice of turning the sub off before unplugging it. Or, find a way to use it where you are not disconnecting power all of the time.