Powered Sub Hum

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Polk powered sub. Worked fine in last home. Now, it hums while turned on with the receiver turned off. Hum sounds low, like 60 Hz. Now, sub does not turn itself off after receiver is turned off. I have tried factory new leads, ground loop eliminators on both the leads and the power supply. Also tried getting power from other outlets on the same floor, but the nasty hum continues. Your thoughts, please?

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  • SeleniumFalcon
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    That usually indicates a failure in the bass amplifier. How long have you owned it?
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,947
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    The plate amp is bad.
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  • candiver
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    It is more than 5 years old. If it is a bad plate amp, is this in the sub itself? Would it be easily repaired?
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 8,007
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    candiver wrote: »
    It is more than 5 years old. If it is a bad plate amp, is this in the sub itself? Would it be easily repaired?

    What model is it? It’s almost certainly not worth repairing: unfortunately Polk does not make good subs. Save your pennys for an SVS or HSU.
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