This forum has helped me out many times with various issues, but today is the day that I cannot find a solution and am getting very frustrated.
I just put together a new home theater system with the following:
Receiver: Yamaha HTR-3066
Fronts: BIC DV64
Center: BIC DV62CLRS
Surrounds: Fluance XL7S
Sub: BIC Acoustech PL-200
That said, I just switched out subs because I wanted a little more bass than the Polk PSW505 had to offer. This is where my problems started...
Long story short, the sub plays fine at low volumes. But immediately shuts off or goes into protection at a certain level (which is not very loud at all...) I have to turn the system volume down and unplug the sub in order to get it to come back on. At first YPAO set the sub to -10db, so I figured that maybe the sub was not getting a strong enough signal from the receiver. I turned it to around +2db (at one point I even turned it up to +7), and set the knob to about 9 o'clock. Same thing happens when the sub gets to a certain volume. I have no idea how to fix this, but if someone could please I would be very grateful. BIC customer support is closed on the weekend
Also: I have the sub volume knob set to 10 o'clock (~30%), crossover knob set to max, speakers set to small, etc. I think I have it set up correctly, but who knows, I am still pretty new to this stuff.
Well I ended up re-arranging my entire system/living room and also let the sub play at low volumes for a while in hopes that it just needed to loosen up :shrugs:
After rearrangement, I think that I have placed this sub a little bit better or it has loosened up, as it sounds better. Strangely enough, the PSW505 sounded fine in that old location.
Anyway, I also reran YPAO a few times after reading that I should shoot for +/- 0DB for the sub.
Anyway, the sub sounds much better, but the output/volume still is not there. This room is rather small, 12x12 ish, and the sub still turns off if I try to turn the system volume past -38db, especially when a low bass note hits.
Have I just reached the maximum output of this sub?
Anyone have any ideas?
I really would appreciate your thoughts and input.