New Person Same Buzzing, Static, Heartbeat issue with my Polk Audio PSW125

Polk Audio Powered Sub - maybe 12 inch, cant find a model number, purchased from FutureShop and had a 9 year warranty but they went out of business and its has a consistent heartbeat ticking sound unless you turn it off, also it has static buzzing and will appear to come one and off. PSW125, I see that several other people have the same issue, what can I do to get this repaired??


  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    The cause of the problem is a failed bass amplifier which would need to be repaired or replaced. I believe there are service facilities in Canada, send an email message to: [email protected] he should be able to send you contact information. It might take a day or two to get a response.
  • Emailed Kim a month ago. His response was:

    This is usually caused by a defective 47uF cap in the signal path.
    Digi-Key does stock a replacement capacitor.
    The part number is 495-6019-ND.
    Hope this helps.

    I followed up asking if I can send this anywhere and received no reply.

    Is Kim a Polk employee?

    Needless to say, this did not help solve my issue.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,028
    He did help you, he told you what you can do to repair it. If you aren't comfortable doing that then take it to your local electronics repair shop.
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  • pmcsilva57
    pmcsilva57 Posts: 1
    I'm on my fourth PSW125 power amp in 9 years. I'm done.
  • Leif
    Leif Posts: 1
    Hi team.
    Anyone know who I can speak to over here in New Zealand to have this issue addressed? I see on a few other discussions people in the US have been calling the Customer Service team and seem to be having good luck with their replacements.
  • Send an email to: [email protected] and ask who to contact in New Zealand.