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Old 5th January 2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hi all.

I was able to buy a powered sub really cheap from a store going out of business. The sub is one part of the Polk RMDS1 system. This is a Sat-sub system witha separate preamp which connects to the sub with the built in amps. According to the sales person, this sub will only work with Polk system. But for $25.00, I thought I'll take the risk.

The amp for the system(5 channels + sub) is built in the sub. Is there any way I can make a working amp out of its parts? It has a very heavy transformer that impressed me.

I can take digital pictures of the parts inside, and post it if anyone would like to try to help out.

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Old 5th January 2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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You may already have a working amp with no need to scrap it for parts. At worst, you may have to diddle with some EQ. Have you investigated getting a service manual from Polk?
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Old 5th January 2004, 05:25 PM   #3
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Sy,

It uses a db25 cable to send the preamp signals to the amp, but the problem is, Polk also sends a turn on signal through the db25 cable. I figured out that the signal is 24V, but when I rigged it, I hear the relay click once, and then nothing. I guess the amp is looking for something else.
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Yeah, you definitely want a service manual!

It shouldn't be too hard to trace the power wiring and figure out how to rig up a switch.
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