I am still still doing the small block updates and if the amp is 100% dead can replace with a new amp.
Probably easier to just send me an email and we can talk or give me a call
Greetings old AV123ers.
I've had a home theater based on four RS750s and an RSC200 center purchased about 12 years ago. Sometime later I added a UFW-12 (original, no mods). It's that subwoofer that seems to have had its power supply curl up and die after being in service for about a decade. i came home from a Memorial Day trip to hear the unit clicking loudly over and over. I pulled the plug and let it cool down, only plugging it back in three hours later to see what would happen (although I wasn't expecting anything good). After a minute or so of buzzing, I powered the unit down.
I'm expecting that after heat and age, I've probably blown some caps although it could be other things. I had always wanted to replace this unit in my home theater with a proper ported sub and move the UFW-12 to my two channel room (although my 20 year old SoundWave Grand Soliloquys don't really need much lower range help for music). I don't really have budget right now to go to SVS and pick out the sub of my dreams, so I'm looking around for some advice on fixing this one. I know that Mark and Kevin has been fixing these things over the years, so I need to know if that it still an option. I am fairly handy with a soldering iron so there are some things I can do myself. I fixed some bad caps on my Mitsubishi TV years ago, and more recently on one of my Tivos.
One other note: A few months before AV123 imploded I received a package from them that was a driver upgrade for the original UFW-12 that was designed to make up for some of the design deficiencies of the original UFW-12. Then the proverbial crap hit the fan with them and I never even bothered opening the box (it's still in my basement). I'm not sure if it's worth cracking open as a project now, or even what's the difference of what I have now. Maybe you guys have an inkling.