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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.

Somebody, please, point me to the road.

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:48 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-10-2018, 01:16 PM   #4
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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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