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Old 04-18-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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hello, i have the klipsch promedia 2.1 system for about 8 years now. subwoofer is making rattling noises. i first thought it was the driver so i replaced it, but didn't solve the entire problem. then noticed the rattling was coming from the rear panel, so i removed it and tightened everything down that i could. still rattling.

can't figure out what else to do?

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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I figured it out. posting here in case others come across same issue. there is a foam gasket on the inside of the enclosure around the satellite speaker connectors. this was dried out and shrunk significantly leaving a gap around the connectors. as a last ditch effort i replaced the gasket and it stopped the rattling. not sure why that was the cause though, but i can sleep now.
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Thanks for posting the follow-up, this might help other users facing the same problem.
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I figured it out. posting here in case others come across same issue. there is a foam gasket on the inside of the enclosure around the satellite speaker connectors. this was dried out and shrunk significantly leaving a gap around the connectors. as a last ditch effort i replaced the gasket and it stopped the rattling. not sure why that was the cause though, but i can sleep now.
Where did you buy the gasket material? I am experiencing the same issue. However I believe it is the entire gasket around the back panel that is causing the rattle. I removed the back panel while playing a bass heavy song and the rattle died out when I put it back it started rattling like crazy.

The satellite speaker connectors foam gasket seems fine. The gasket around the entire back panel is very thin compared to it.
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i didnt buy the gasket. i actually used a foam building block from one of my kid's toys that was pretty dense. i just cut it to size. the gasket around the entire back is definitely thinner material. im sure you can find something at a craft store or home depot.

Did you try some of things in my first post? If your driver is old it will get dried out. replacement cost is only like $20. make sure all the screws in the back are tightened down. There are one or two that need to be held form the inside while tightening and they are big pain to get to without taking apart the pre-amp. i had to make a tool to get in the tight space. good luck
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