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So my sub keeps farting...

Post by carlybag » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:32 am

Its a good few years old now, but its started making a little farting sound totally out of time to the music!

I've checked all the usual things such as wires etc and I cant find anything out of the ordinary... has anyone had a problem like this before, and can anyone suggest how i can fix it?

its a Gale sub 5 http://www.gale.co.uk/sub5.html
Image ... not the best sub in the world, but suits my needs. Tunes just dont sound the same without it, and its too frustrating with the little bass 'parp' it keeps letting out

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)
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Post by __________ » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:45 am

sounds like you've fucked it.

driving a speaker too loud for too long will destroy it...sounds like you need to shell out for a new one :(

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Post by kidlogic » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:58 am

Was gonna say maybe something has just rattled loose, but from the looks of that pic it may not be the case. Probably blew a seal on the cone. Still worth trying to tighten any screw/panel you can before replacing it though.

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Post by wooda916 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:50 pm

ive got the same problem mate, tried to fuck about with it as much as i can but looks like ive just busted it, probally time for a new one....

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Post by carlybag » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:13 pm

hmmm, my biz partner seems to think that its power surging :?:


Maybe its just time to buy a new one... can anyone recommend a home sub please? Nothing too fancy as its going in my office, I just need to get more bass!!! (and be able to hear my music when the club downstairs turns on!)

what subs do people have at home? how much do you reckon i need to be spending? Any recommendations would be marvellous :twothumbs:
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Post by epithet » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:08 pm

I'm sure the secret ninja society could help you out with your flatulent acoustics. Bet they got just the ticket, helpful and otherwise.

Try there i'd say :wink:

heh...this should be good

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Post by concept_ » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:31 pm


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Post by n-type » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:53 pm

yo i melted the core on my sub in my car. Dubstep can fuck you up if your not carefull son, watch dat volume!
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Post by carlybag » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:24 pm

concept_ wrote:if money is but an object:

http://www.decks.co.uk/products/speakers/krk/rp10s
a little bit out of my price range tbh, would ideally like to keep it under the £100 mark, its for my office, so not going to be powering any parties etc, it just to make playing with flyers more fun :)
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Post by __________ » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:30 pm

N-TYPE wrote:yo i melted the core on my sub in my car. Dubstep can fuck you up if your not carefull son, watch dat volume!
on radio haven't heard you say ya crashed it recently...whats going on? is it just the sub that makes you drive like a nutter?

subs:

dunno specifically what sub to go for if you're just listening. personally i'd save some dollar and go for the krk sub like someone posted, or a mackie/tannoy/jbl/fostex sub...you get what you pay for and you'd be amazed at how good £250 worth of bass sounds compared to your argos £29.99 super-x-bass-boost-subwoofer-mk2

imo, the more you spend, the more you'll be pleased you spent...don't go cheapy cheapy if you can possibly help it. sell your cat, sell your sofa, sell your fridge etc.

on the technical side, make sure its active (meaning it doesn't require an external amp - the sub will power itself via an internal amp) and make sure it has good frequency response (down to 20hz means it will go as low as you will ever be able to hear.)
active isn't essential, but its much much easier, and one less thing to go wrong in your setup.
generally, bigger cone = deeper bass, stay away from 5 inchers, you want at least 8 but you should be aiming for 8", 10" for the serious bass reproduction you should be after.
wattage is worth taking into account. if a sub is £44.99 and it has ''500w RMS'' stay well away, it will sound rank. its better to spend £200 on a 150w sub than £100 on a 300w sub....quality of sound is more important than quantity!

if you're looking for hi-fi style subs, not mega-expensive makes i'd say are good (in no order) are:
kef audio
mission
tannoy
wharfedale
mourdant short

i'm sayin pay attention to what make and specification you are paying for, don't go spending £80 on this piece of shit for example:
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page ... ct_ID/2692
i've not heard it but you can tell by looking at it, it isn't going to kick out any bass...there are no specifications for it either...stay well away

personally, i'd go for something like this if i wanted a good sub on a budget:
http://www.dv247.com/invt/28905/

you could go to www.richersounds.com or somewhere that specialises in hi-fi shit but i'd say spend about £150-£300 on something that is going to last, can handle it loud, and will reproduce the bass accurately.

one last thing, its possible to turn a loud speaker down, but you can't turn a quiet speaker up. buy more than you need, no need to blast it 100% all the time

wow i wrote quite a bit there.

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Post by concept_ » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:31 pm

suggest another gale unit then. They aren't too expensive and are more than adequate. Can get them quite easily as well in places like richer sounds like this (edit) 8" unit

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct ... STORM8-BLK

Though if you shop around, I'm sure you can get a better price. My mate picked one up from ebay for about 40 quid. Was some dodgy as fcuk geezer selling it though in thornton heath with no wires, box etc. ha but it works fine and is perfect if its just for stereo use in a bedroom/office. Though if you are really concerned with audio fidelity (say you are using it for production purposes eg), it is worth shelling out.

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Post by carlybag » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:55 pm

aww, genius... some wicked advice here - I knew this was the right forum to be asking... just need to convince the other half now that a Sub is a worthwhile investment for the biz :P

Thank you for all your help :D
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