My Empire appears to have died, any help here would be greatly appreciated. Here is my problem:
We recently had work done on the Media Room. At the same time we have had a few upgrades done to the audio section of the setup. I sold my buddy our old Pioneer Elite VSX-23TXH, we now have a Sony XBR-65X850A, an Onkyo TX-NR838 with an Emotiva XPA-3 (running the LCR). I am very happy with the upgrades except now I am unable to get any output from my Epik Empire.
Last time I ran my Empire was two weeks ago, as of last Wednesday I have had the new setup running. I have tried everything with the Empire, swapping RCA cable (using unbalanced inputs) Tried using just LFE input, tried a new Y Splitter and using both the crossover and LFE. Reset the Onkyo to factory defaults, re-run room calibration 7 times (it never detects the Empire). In the Onkyo I even manually setting sub option to YES and manually set the gain in the speaker settings. Just for reference I tested the LFE output of the receiver to rule that out and I get a low frequency signal from my STS towers if I use their LFE inputs (I dont do this normally because I run them as full range towers)
If I set the Empire to Auto it acts like it is getting a signal because it comes out of standby (red led) and goes green. But I get nothing out of it no matter what I do.
I am hoping that I do not need to replace this sub, I have had 5 years of enjoyment out of this beast. If I do need to replace this does anyone have suggestions to something under $1,300 that has similar output and extension as this?