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Old 08-20-2016, 08:09 AM   #1
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Sub-Woofer surprise, fix?

Yesterday I decided to remove one of the cabinet doors that was screwed shut with only one hinge under my entertainment center to see what was there. What a surprise! 1. found debris and cutout from main power install, plus the main power line 2. hose for black tank wash out and I believe a vacuum broker 3. A large Sub-Woofer for the sound system!

Why would a Sub-Woofer be buried behind a solid wooden door panel? I think I'm going to drill some small holes (a bunch) and place a place a black speaker grill over the area what do you think?
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:35 AM   #2
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I would carefully use a router n route out the opening n place speake mesh over the opening for maximum sound
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:54 AM   #3
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Yesterday I decided to remove one of the cabinet doors that was screwed shut with only one hinge under my entertainment center to see what was there. What a surprise! 1. found debris and cutout from main power install, plus the main power line 2. hose for black tank wash out and I believe a vacuum broker 3. A large Sub-Woofer for the sound system!

Why would a Sub-Woofer be buried behind a solid wooden door panel? I think I'm going to drill some small holes (a bunch) and place a place a black speaker grill over the area what do you think?
I have the same setup on mine. I was planning on installing an electric fireplace until I discovered the rat's nest of wiring and the subwoofer and decided against it.
I think I would see if the subwoofer(a) works and (b) under what conditions. I believe it may only work at loud volumes and playing dvds( I could be mistaken). I'm beyond loud music any more personally. If take the panel off of mine and crank it up, I can't perceive anything coming out of it and BTW, I've replaced the IRV and verified the speaker connections. I agree, why did they do that, but that's not the first thing I've said why did they do that?
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The sub-woofer was working even at low volume on AM radio, so I would want it to be part of the overall experience.
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The subwoofer on mine works better when selecting a reset Rock EQ on the control panel. Sounds pretty good to me!
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I would test with panel on and panel off. You may not see a big difference as I bet the SW is causing the cover and walls around it to pass the sound actually becoming part of the system.
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wish mine had a subwofer
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My Microlite 21DS doesn't have the subwoofer but the system has an output for it. I ran a wire out the hole in the cabinet by the t.v. and borrowed the subwoofer from a cheapie home theater system we're not using. Tried it out with a DVD and it worked ok. Not much when using the FM radio. Not any good space for a permanent installation unless I cram it into the space behind the radio. Much of our camping is without hookups so we can't use the t.v. often anyway.
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It is very common to "hide" sub-woofers as the frequencies they produce are not significantly reduced by such things as a cabinet door. Think about those (annoying) thumps you hear while sitting at stop lights all the time.

If you feel like you need to "fix" your sub, it's more likely due to it being a sorry excuse for a speaker (the one in my Rockwood was) rather than that it is mounted behind a cabinet door. I swapped mine out for a much better speaker and kept it hidden inside the cabinet...it works fantastically.

Personally, I see the hidden sub as an upgrade when compared to this...

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Old 09-16-2016, 12:05 PM   #10
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Stock sub was the same in my 27VRL. Hidden, horrible muddy sound when it did do anything. Definitely no thump to it.

I found a JBL 8" powered low profile sub locally on craigslist that I installed in it's place. Significant difference.
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