Author Topic: subwoofer with high level inputs (and outputs?) or down firing cabinet  (Read 122 times)

Offline Jim Pittsburgh

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Looking for a used / relatively inexpensive sub for the patio. If working it has to be one with high level inputs and preferably outputs, Down firing would be on my wish list too but not necessary lol  Working would be nice but I can replace driver or amp... smallish cabinet.  If it's just a cabinet would have to be down firing. send me a pic...  Let me know what you got laying around.
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Offline Sir Thrift-a-Lot

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How much power do you need?   I have a couple cheapo things hanging around.

Offline Jim Pittsburgh

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power isn't the issue at all... it's more about the amp having the speaker wire input (not line level) and the high level output speaker wire connections.   
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I have a HK SUB TS-15.   It has the passive x-over and is downward firing.   It won't blow you away but the WAF isn't bad and I'll sell it to you for what I paid if you want it (free).

https://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-High-Performance-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B000K818SA

I have just the sub, not the satellites (which I know is what you want anyway, I just mention it because I didn't find a link for just the sub).

Here is a drawing of the back panel...

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/771679/Harman-Kardon-Sub-Ts15.html?page=6#manual
« Last Edit: April 27, 2019, 02:40:23 PM by Sir Thrift-a-Lot »

Offline Jim Pittsburgh

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If that HK works and has the speaker wire inputs and high pass outputs, I'll gladly take it. Sounds like it ticks off all the boxes!  thanks.   sorry I missed your post earlier.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2019, 09:28:12 AM by Jim Pittsburgh »
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I was told that it works.   I'll fire it up and make sure later today.

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Well, Jim, the cabinet is good and the driver is good, but after about ten minutes the amp went from playing music to just making a crackling sound.   But if you want it it is yours.

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lol    sincerely, thanks for the effort!      give me a couple of days to see what I can find.
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I found this video and this is exactly what this unit is doing.   Didn't the manufacturers learn about the brown glue from Sansui in the 70s?   Or do they use the brown glue for planned obsolesce?   At any rate it looks like an easy fix.

I think it is an easier fix than trying to get a link to work on this board.

The name of the YouTube video is "SUB-TS15 making strange noises - easy repair".   Put that in Google and it will pop up.

It sounded pretty decent for the ten minutes or so it was working.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2019, 09:50:34 PM by Sir Thrift-a-Lot »