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Aric, Engineer
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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Our surround system used to have tight, solid bass. Now it

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our surround system used to have tight, solid bass. Now it is "thumpy" what could cause that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

What is the Brand and Model of the subwoofer, ad also of the receiver?

How long have you owned it for and when did the problem occur?

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

ANY details at all that you can give me will help you sort this problem. I've been installing and repairing AV equipment for over 25 years. Let me know if you need help.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

If you're simply looking for general information, then a typical subwoofer will have thumpy bass either caused by a setting on the subwoofer (the crossover is turned up higher than usual), the same could also be true on the surround receiver (which is why I asked what receiver you have), or in the case of an older subwoofer, the physical suspension of the subwoofer itself (the surround around the cone and the spider underneath the code) have stretch out and are no longer compliant, allowing the woofer to be "loose" and not retain the bass tightness it once had.

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