Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4

    Default Toys in my Sub. . great!

    ahh,

    quick question. My younglings decided to put Bob the Builder inside my subwoofers vents (you know, those two large holes in the rear just BEGGING for toys).

    well, they're in there, and seemingly not coming out. I have found no screws, and no way to actually open my subwoofer to get them out. So, what are my options? How do you get stuff out of your woofer?

    and. .. does anyone want some free kids?;)

    ANY help would be appreciated. thanks!

  2. #2
    Polk-a-dweeb
    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,976

    Default

    Which sub do you own?

    Pull the driver.
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Sooner Country
    Posts
    3,810

    Default

    Probably a bandpass design if you don't see screws. Pull the amp.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,054

    Default

    Good doublesided sticky tape wrapped in a ball around the end of a stick might do the job if you can reach it.
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4

    Default oops

    sorry, should have mentioned the model

    PSW450

    I did notice the amp has screws, but was afraid to pull it, will this screw up my woofer if I take it out?

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Sooner Country
    Posts
    3,810

    Default

    You can pull the amp or the woofer driver itself, just be careful to keep the gasket/seal intact. I would pull the amp since it is on the back of the box and that accidental scratch that always seems to happen when working with furniture grade stuff, would be on the back where it matters less. No chance of poking that screwdriver through the woofer either. Don't let anyone tell you this never happens.:D

    The speaker leads should allow enough wire to set the amp aside enough to get your hand inside the box, move the polyfil aside and get to the toys.

    Good luck.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Patterson Cali.
    Posts
    3,251

    Default

    Then cut off the hand of the offender to set an example. :D
    Skynut
    SOPAŽ Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4

    Default yes

    yep, that would be the last time anyone would put anything in there, that's for sure!

    well, no worries, I finally got all the toys out! They managed to stuff in:

    1. Larry the Cucumber action figure
    2. Vacuum attachment
    3. Hot wheels race car
    4. Some kind of McDonalds happy meal toy (another large car)
    5. One, unused Q-Tip (that was the odd one)

    so, the sub is clear. so thank you all for your help! nothing like watching kids destroy a 400 dollar subwoofer in a few minutes.:D my parents used to always say "We could never have nice things!!" Now, I honestly belive them, and understand why. . . .;)

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Patterson Cali.
    Posts
    3,251

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageheat
    my parents used to always say "We could never have nice things!!"

    Your's too?
    Skynut
    SOPAŽ Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Patterson Cali.
    Posts
    3,251

    Default

    Oh and welcome to the club.:D
    Skynut
    SOPAŽ Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Sooner Country
    Posts
    3,810

    Default

    I would garbage dispose of those toys with the kids as witnesses...

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Funny Farm"no doubt there"
    Posts
    5,329

    Default

    Welcome to the club and your not alone. From toys too brushes and even part of an unfinished sandwich were stuffed into my VCR. My 57" HDEF screen is occasionally used to bounce balls off of and every darn button associated with my HT has been molested in some way, shape or form.

    I just shake my head... and yes my parents said the same thing.

    HBomb
    ***WAREMTAE***

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Patterson Cali.
    Posts
    3,251

    Default

    So far I am lucky because my kids are not home alone and know they are not to touch the rig however, what I don't know will probably cost me sooner or later.
    Skynut
    SOPAŽ Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (12)

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Patiently awaiting the revolution
    Posts
    1,252

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by HBombToo
    Welcome to the club and your not alone. From toys too brushes and even part of an unfinished sandwich were stuffed into my VCR. My 57" HDEF screen is occasionally used to bounce balls off of and every darn button associated with my HT has been molested in some way, shape or form.

    I just shake my head... and yes my parents said the same thing.

    HBomb

    Hmmm, memo to self......... "Don't buy HT gear from HBomb":D

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4

    Default ahh yes

    lol

    Well, I can tell you, I'm a stay at home dad, getting through animation school, and it only takes a second to look away, and have your kids stuff something inside a component, speaker or vent. its amazing. now, when they did this, they were much younger, one was about two years old, another 14 months or something, so it has been a while, I just never got around to doing anything about it, and was just too scared to pop the amp and get toys out. I just lived with it, but finally got fed up of hearing toys "rattle" during star wars or any other movie that used the bass heavily.

    my kids are now 5 and 6 (yes its been a while) but now have learned to keep hands OFF over the years. As a matter of fact, I'm building my movie room as we speak, and have decided to mount everything on the ceiling or wall. . . .never again at a childs height. They know now about my electronics. . . but you know kids. . one day my sub may turn into space station number 6 with great docking bays for another toy to find its way in the second I turn my head. thats ALL it takes.

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Phila PA
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Dont feel bad my 3 year old daughter who was drinking from a sippie cup walked over to my 55" hitachi and spit water into the bottom of the screen. This generous act caused moisture to build up 6" behind the screen.

    Much to my surprise I managed to control myself enough to avoid taking her over to the local orphanage.

    Just so everyone knows , my daughter is still alive, and the water evaporated the next day leaving no noticable damage.

    It is paybacks for all the bad stuff I did to my parents.

    And I too turned my head for only 2 seconds! What does not kill us makes us stronger!
    Broker-----------
    Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't have any

    rotel rsx1067 receiver
    panamax M5100-EX
    55" Hitachi HD
    polk rti8 front
    polk csi3 center
    polk rti4 surround back
    polk psw303 (2x)
    polk rm6801 back


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Great Indoors closing several stores
    By polkatese in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-30-2011, 10:11 PM
  2. looking for a great theater experience?
    By Micah Cohen in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-23-2006, 06:33 PM
  3. A Great Day with Dave
    By reeltrouble1 in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-09-2006, 10:07 AM
  4. Polk Monitor 10's..what a great speaker
    By steveinaz in forum Vintage Speakers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-03-2005, 01:10 AM
  5. AB755: What Great In-wall Speakers!
    By dhmac in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-03-2001, 09:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts