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Sony Sub HUMM

The Vulcan
01-30-2006, 08:33 PM
Just bought the new HTDDW670 HTIB from Sony. Sounds great except I can here a low HUMM at all times from the subwoofer. Sony tech support was no help. I read somewhere where replacing the speaker cable would help greatly. In fact someone did. But on the subwoofer the cable is hard wired in. Would this still work if I spliced a good speaker wire on the end??? Or do I have to get more creative??? Thanks.

JohninTenn
01-30-2006, 09:45 PM
the plug it's pluged into is wired backwards. Get you a cheap ext. cord
that will let you reverse the plug sans the 3rd ground prong.

The Vulcan
01-31-2006, 07:42 AM
the plug it's pluged into is wired backwards. Get you a cheap ext. cord
that will let you reverse the plug sans the 3rd ground prong.

The sub is a passive one. All there is is the speaker wire hard wired in. Strange Sony did this, all there other speakers have the two connections on the back for the speaker cable.

hdtvpros.com
01-31-2006, 03:11 PM
Sometimes you have to take a step back and realize that what you bought is pretty much cheap(junk). Sony does a disservice to you by offering you a complete "HTIB" for 299 and the consumer will automatically believe it has to be at least good since it's from SONY. I like sony tv's but thier speakers are subpar. On the sub it's time to take it back probably a lose wire/connection.

The Vulcan
02-01-2006, 01:46 PM
Sometimes you have to take a step back and realize that what you bought is pretty much cheap(junk). Sony does a disservice to you by offering you a complete "HTIB" for 299 and the consumer will automatically believe it has to be at least good since it's from SONY. I like sony tv's but thier speakers are subpar. On the sub it's time to take it back probably a lose wire/connection.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. I would have to disagree with you, though, on the characterization of this Sony product as junk. Now, my $29 Audiovox HTIB, that was junk. This, while inexpensive at $149, does not pretend to be a high end audio product. But it does produce a nice sound (the HUMM in the sub notwithstanding) and it is certainly an upgrade over standard audio from most LCD TV's. Thanks again for your help on the sub.

kstrike155
02-01-2006, 03:12 PM
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. I would have to disagree with you, though, on the characterization of this Sony product as junk. Now, my $29 Audiovox HTIB, that was junk. This, while inexpensive at $149, does not pretend to be a high end audio product. But it does produce a nice sound (the HUMM in the sub notwithstanding) and it is certainly an upgrade over standard audio from most LCD TV's. Thanks again for your help on the sub.

$149 is still very cheap for a HTIB. I would recommend buying seperate components (they can be had pretty cheap on eBay) and buying a dedicated subwoofer that is POWERED (it's a WORLD of difference, trust me). Buy a dedicated subwoofer cable (such as a MonsterBass300, they have grounding on the end that plugs into the receiver to reduce electronic hum).

Other than that, you can try putting an AC line filter before you plug in your receiver which will filter out lots of noise and maybe even fix your problem (although I doubt it).

Good luck,

Brian

daleb
02-01-2006, 03:29 PM
From the reviews I've read, most HTIBs start about $400 before they are even considered 'good'. That does not mean something cheaper is terrible, it may just be okay for non-critical, small room use. Certainly, the equal or better than the speakers they put in most displays. At least they give you some flexibility.
Audio can be 'adequate'. It is when it becomes noticeably annoying, shrill, too boomy, etc. over time that it can lead to fatigue. At that point it is probably time to reconsider your options.

hdtvpros.com
02-03-2006, 12:28 PM
From the reviews I've read, most HTIBs start about $400 before they are even considered 'good'. That does not mean something cheaper is terrible, it may just be okay for non-critical, small room use. Certainly, the equal or better than the speakers they put in most displays. At least they give you some flexibility.
Audio can be 'adequate'. It is when it becomes noticeably annoying, shrill, too boomy, etc. over time that it can lead to fatigue. At that point it is probably time to reconsider your options.

for: daleb
Can this be true, I think I agree with you :eek:

for poster:
Again not to put you down but that Sony product is junk. It is what it is. Some guy tell me that a "Yugo"(car) when it came out in the late 80's/early 90's was not junk, but it is what it is.

daleb
02-03-2006, 01:46 PM
for: daleb
Can this be true, I think I agree with you :eek:

for poster:
Again not to put you down but that Sony product is junk. It is what it is. Some guy tell me that a "Yugo"(car) when it came out in the late 80's/early 90's was not junk, but it is what it is.

Well, I never accuse you of being one not interested in quality A/V.

The Vulcan
02-03-2006, 10:16 PM
for: daleb
Can this be true, I think I agree with you :eek:

for poster:
Again not to put you down but that Sony product is junk. It is what it is. Some guy tell me that a "Yugo"(car) when it came out in the late 80's/early 90's was not junk, but it is what it is.
Well at least we agree about the Yugo.

daleb
02-04-2006, 11:49 AM
Well at least we agree about the Yugo.

Just think, probably no other car has as many handprints on the rear trunk. :D