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Old 07-08-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Speaker question for audiophiles

I have a 2017 FC 23FB. My wife and I are both relatively hard of hearing, and can't get the benefit of the full range of sound. The sub-woofer under the front dinette seat takes up a lot of the storage space where it was placed by Airstream, and I have read on here that it takes a significant amount of power even when the radio is turned off. That is a consideration when boondocking, which we do a lot.

Is there any harm, at all, if I just unplug it and take it out of the trailer completely?

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Old 07-10-2018, 10:53 AM   #2
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MY RCA connectors have gotten bent (from being in that exposed location) and I have unplugged them. My radio works, tv sound from the tv is no problem to me.

I'd suggest unplugging your unit and see if you're missing anything.

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Is there any harm, at all, if I just unplug it and take it out of the trailer completely?
In general subwoofers are fed from a separate output of the receiver. It's a line level feed and it can be unplugged with no damage.

The exception, I don't think it applies here, is if your main speakers loop through the subwoofer. Even if they do, you can connect the in/out together and be back in business.
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Hi

If you need the space, pull the sub-woffer. Don't count on saving any measurable amount of power when it's turned off vs not present.

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