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Blazer406
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Newbie here

Post by Blazer406 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:58 pm

I got a simple system... kinda dated..... around 10 years old.......

I have:
Denon AVR 3300 Integrated receiver - 5 x 105 if I remember correctly
Toshiba SD 6200 DVD Player
Energy C8's for the main speakers
Energy C2's for the surrounds
Energy AC300-1 center channel
Sunfire True Subwoofer Signature

I need to find a reasonable place to service my sub. It is an awesome piece. I have used it very little however in the past 6-8 years since moving to my new house. Before I moved, the sub developed a low freq hum if it was plugged into the wall..... regardless if any music signal was going to it or not. I tried different outlets... different circuits..... etc...... once I moved... I didn't set up a home theater very quickly..... but did hook it up... to listen to music.... still had hum....

Well, I got my first high def flat screen TV and blue ray player for Christmas and have plans to hook it all back up. I would like to get my sub serviced to fix this hum. It is barely audible with anything playing... but turn everything off.... and it just sits in the corner and hums until you unplug it.....

Any suggestions?

I tried calling the Rita Helm number I found on another site.... apparently that number isn't connected anymore.

Thanks.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Jag_97470 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:14 pm

Welcome to the fourm! and you found the right place. Try contacting Rita through the web site:
http://www.ritasvintageaudio.net/

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Blazer406 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:43 pm

Jag_97470 wrote:Welcome to the fourm! and you found the right place. Try contacting Rita through the web site:
http://www.ritasvintageaudio.net/

Thanks for the quick response. I have contaced Bob thru email using the website you gave me. It is unclear to me on their "rates" to fix my sub..... so I emailed him the particulars.... maybe I'll get a response early next week.

Again.... thanks for the info.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by thuffman03 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:40 pm

Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: Newbie here

Post by BillD » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:48 pm

Try a couple of things with your sub. First, tighten all the washers on the potentiometers. They need to make good contact of your sub will hum. Second, ground bust the sub (you know, those three prong to two prong thingys). Try plugging your sub in both ways after going to two prongs.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: Newbie here

Post by kingman » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:23 pm

Welcome to the forum!!! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: Newbie here

Post by engtaz » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:40 pm

Welcome
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
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Re: Newbie here

Post by tinpan » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:20 pm

Welcome aboard
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HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Federico » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:24 pm

welcome to the forum.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by peck555 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:39 am

Howdey, and welcome to the forum.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:04 pm

WELCOME~
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Re: Newbie here

Post by Alistair » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:11 pm

hi welcome to the forum.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Scarabeo » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:59 pm

WELCOME, This is the coolest Place around 8)
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...

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