Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Severna Park , Maryland
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 90
Movie Playback Problem

I have a 2009 28' Flying Cloud I purchased new last year. It came with a 2k+ option that included a Sony DVD/Stereo, Samsung flat screen TV, Sony CD changer and sub woofer. Using an MP3 player or CDs or radio, the sound is great. However, when we play movies/DVDs there is a background "rumble" type noise-not loud; but, enough to be annoying. The movie picture quality is perfect. I'm a low tech guy; but, I studied the Sony owner manual and can come up with no ideas. Anyone have any suggestions? Think this is a defect in the unit or some setting I have wrong? I'm under warranty; but, doubt this would be an area of expertise at an Airstream dealer. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
sailorii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,191
Turn the subwoofer all the way down, or unplug it, and see if the problem remains.
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
Severna Park , Maryland
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 90
Movie Playback Problem

Thanks Overlander63. To really show how low tech I am, where is the volume control on the subwoofer? The subwoofer is under the sofa, hidden away, and I have never seen a knob(not at the trailer right now)-not to say there is not one.
__________________
sailorii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
richinny's Avatar
 
2011 34' Classic
Westchester Cty.NY , / Miami FL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,122
this thread might help:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...o-36282-2.html
__________________
Ricky
2012 F150 Super Crew 5-1/2' bed Ecoboost 4x4 3.73 elec. lock diff. Propride hitch
give life. kidney & pancreas transplant 9/9/06
Ingrid-my unofficial '"World's Oldest Streamer" 1909-2008 R.I.P.
richinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 06:18 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
Some of the subwoofers are mounted in a way that you have to unscrew the plastic hold downs and move the subwoofers out and around to find the two controls on it. You fiddle with them until the rumbling goes away.

The subwoofer is always on and uses power, so I installed a switch in one side of the power, shut it off and haven't used it since. A subwoofer in a space that small is probably overkill. The subwoofer installation is not something Airstream can be proud of.

Lately the plastic hold downs have broken and I have to either fix them, or take out the subwoofer and store it someplace.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,483
Images: 64
I agree...it's the subwoofer. Turn it down or off. We find the little groans the subwoofer sometimes makes amusing to a point, but I can understand how it could really bug a true audiophile (which I am not). You say that it happens when you play a DVD but if you play the TV sound through your speakers it will probably do the same thing with the TV.

By the way, when we are dry camping we turn the subwoofer off because it does use more power.
__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #7
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,191
If a customer asks about it, I recommend unhooking it. No one has yet complained about the lack of bass in the trailer.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 10:50 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
happycamper2's Avatar
 
2009 25' FB Flying Cloud
Anniston , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 67
Images: 7
Our 2009 had the same whine. While at Jackson Center, they installed some type in-line filter which solved the problem completely.
__________________

__________________
2009 Flying Cloud 25FB
2007 Silverado Duramax Extended Cab 4x4 LTZ

"It is better to wear out than to rust out"......Wally Byam
happycamper2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interesting Tongue Jack electrical problem Wingeezer Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 15 10-12-2012 11:08 PM
The new Movie "THOR" THEPILL Airstream "In the News" 9 12-04-2011 07:40 AM
NorCal : Airstream needed for horror movie! marsfeehery Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 5 05-19-2011 12:19 AM
Barker Super Jack Problem Luckyducks Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 1 03-20-2011 09:49 AM
Outdoor Movie Setup Patagoniagrl Audio, Video & TV 11 02-25-2011 09:49 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.