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B&W Subwoofer

USMCDOGG
11-23-2008, 03:29 PM
I have a ASW 600 Subwoofer that just quit. Power light comes on but nothing else. Its about 4 years old. Any suggestions. Is there a fuse inside???

daleb
11-24-2008, 01:13 PM
I have a ASW 600 Subwoofer that just quit. Power light comes on but nothing else. Its about 4 years old. Any suggestions. Is there a fuse inside???

Hard to say. Normally fuses are on the back panel, like a small snap lid near the power cord. Or the older screw-in top kind.
Also look for a resettable breaker switch.

It is possible the amp may be fried, or the driver itself. Easy enough to isolate but you would have to open it up (disconnect all power and other cables) and check the resistance across the speaker terminals (with other wires disconnected from at least one terminal). Should read from 3 to 5 ohms on average. If it reads very low like 1 or 2 ohms it could even have a short in the voice-coil from overheating, not as likely though, and would likely still emanate some sound, unless it blew the amp in the process.
If the speaker reads 'open' then it is 'blown' for sure.
If it passes then the amp is suspect. Just as likely an expensive component to replace.
Don't try to replace a bad driver with just any other one that fits, unless you can match the same specifications as the original.
Might consider giving it up the whole unit for an HSU, SVS, Outlaw Audio, Elegant Audio, Epik, Velodyne, etc. to just name a few quality subwoofers at usually up to half the price of premium brand speaker models, but just as good, and often better. Maybe a little uglier. :) for the money you can step up to a 12" driver easily and up to twice the power.

USMCDOGG
11-27-2008, 07:54 AM
I have a new Onkyo 906 receiver. I have B&W's center, front surrounds and backs. I have a Klipsch subwoofer and I also had my B&W Asw600 till is shi* the bucket. What would you recommend as a replacement for my B&W sub. Thanks, Kevin

Loves2Watch
11-27-2008, 08:05 AM
I have a new Onkyo 906 receiver. I have B&W's center, front surrounds and backs. I have a Klipsch subwoofer and I also had my B&W Asw600 till is shi* the bucket. What would you recommend as a replacement for my B&W sub. Thanks, Kevin

This would fit your needs well - http://www.onecall.com/ProductDetails.aspx?id=24511

daleb
11-27-2008, 03:53 PM
Not bad, but if you want some real kick, these are on sale..! I can attest to the 'punch'...

http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/holidayex.html

kamspy
11-29-2008, 07:55 PM
I second the Velodyne motion. The quality for price is outstanding.

daleb
11-29-2008, 08:46 PM
bump...

daleb
11-29-2008, 09:41 PM
I disagree. I went from a 15" Velodyne DLS-5000 to the Outlaw Audio LFM-1EX (12").

No comparison..they have about equal output for a small to medium room but the EX will go lower where the Velo has never gone before. The 5000 retailed for $799 and is no match.
Below 30Hz the V is essentially silent.

The DPS-10 will not match it. You could spend another C note and do better with a with base LFM or Hsu sub over the DSP-10. Not to say Velo does not put out quality musical subs, but unless you spend well over a grand you will not find one that will match the performance of an Hsu based sub as well as several other brands.
The only really decent 10" were the Sunfire and the Earthquake models. You can pick those up reasonably priced used at audiogon, etc. if that size is important.

Loves2Watch
11-29-2008, 10:03 PM
I disagree. I went from a 15" Velodyne DLS-5000 to the Outlaw Audio LFM-1EX (12").

No comparison..they have about equal output for a small to medium room but the EX will go lower where the Velo has never gone before. The 5000 retailed for $799 and is no match.
Below 30Hz the V is essentially silent.

The DPS-10 will not match it. You could spend another C note and do better with a with base LFM or Hsu sub over the DSP-10. Not to say Velo does not put out quality musical subs, but unless you spend well over a grand you will not find one that will match the performance of an Hsu based sub as well as several other brands.
The only really decent 10" were the Sunfire and the Earthquake models. You can pick those up reasonably priced used at audiogon, etc. if that size is important.

Have you heard the REL T-3? What an awesome LOW sub. Nothing compares at least nothing anywhere near it's price.

kamspy
11-29-2008, 11:41 PM
Have you heard the REL T-3? What an awesome LOW sub. Nothing compares at least nothing anywhere near it's price.

That's what I meant.

daleb
11-30-2008, 10:47 AM
Have you heard the REL T-3? What an awesome LOW sub. Nothing compares at least nothing anywhere near it's price.

I have not heard the T-3 personally, but I would certainly put REL together with my previous recommendations.
There are quite a few excellent ones.
My recommendations were of course assuming the OP wanted superior performance to what he had originally (when it was working of course).