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post #10621 of 10640 Old 03-30-2015, 07:14 PM
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Oppo analog out to SW and AIX disc and still nothing.
I have an OPPO, too. Are your main speakers set to Small? Is the subwoofer set to On? Subwoofer gain turned up? Is the RCA on the back of the OPPO, as well as the amp on the sub, securely connected? Maybe a switch on the sub's amp got switched?

Maybe give SVS a call tomorrow. I'm surprised Ed Mullen, of SVS, doesn't monitor this thread. He monitors the SVS Owners thread. They'll be able to isolate the problem. Just make sure everything is Kosher with the OPPO.

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I have an OPPO, too. Are your main speakers set to Small? Is the subwoofer set to On? Subwoofer gain turned up? Is the RCA on the back of the OPPO, as well as the amp on the sub, securely connected? Maybe a switch on the sub's amp got switched?

Maybe give SVS a call tomorrow. I'm surprised Ed Mullen, of SVS, doesn't monitor this thread. He monitors the SVS Owners thread. They'll be able to isolate the problem. Just make sure everything is Kosher with the OPPO.
All checked; listened with finger on subwoofer cone and no output at all from L or R RCA sub input at 0dB on the amp.

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All checked; listened with finger on subwoofer cone and no output at all from L or R RCA sub input at 0dB on the amp.
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I know sounds stupid but has anyone used a car wax on the piano finish to hide swirls ?
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I know sounds stupid but has anyone used a car wax on the piano finish to hide swirls ?
I don't think car wax sounds stupid at all. I've done it and redo it every 12 - 18 months. Restores the shine, does help a little with swirls, and seems to keep the dust down.
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^^ what kind of wax do you use? I was thinking some meguiars nxt liquid. I just got my replacement sub and there's some swirl marks in the finish which I can see (I have dimmers in my room). My last one had the same thing...which I find odd for a 2k sub. Has anyone else noticed swirl marks on their sub right out of the box?

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I've been dealing with their Canadian distributor. They are going to have me swap out the amp and see if that fixes it.
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^^ what kind of wax do you use? I was thinking some meguiars nxt liquid. I just got my replacement sub and there's some swirl marks in the finish which I can see (I have dimmers in my room). My last one had the same thing...which I find odd for a 2k sub. Has anyone else noticed swirl marks on their sub right out of the box?
I'm using Meguires Deep Crystal carnuba wax. Any good carnuba should be fine. I never noticed the swirls ootb but their pretty much inevitable anyway.
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I know sounds stupid but has anyone used a car wax on the piano finish to hide swirls ?
I have used Meguirar's ULTIMATE Polish with much success on my wilson watts..piano black finish. removed swirl marks and some minor scratches. Followed up with a good auto wax (I used Sonax). Had to rub a little harder on the scratches, but more importantly this product did not add any swirls...just removed them.
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So I watched my first movie tonight with the new replacement sub. Wasn't a bass heavy movie so didn't hear the sub much. 3/4 through I did a channel test tone and the sub didn't play anything. Its set to auto mode. I toggled the auto switch, turned off the power and back on...no sound. Then all of a sudden the test tone started playing. This is the second time this has happened. Could there potentially be an amp issue? Or does the auto feature turn the sub off if nothing plays through it for awhile during a movie and then it takes a bit to catch the signal again and turn back on? Seems really odd
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^^ what kind of wax do you use? I was thinking some meguiars nxt liquid. I just got my replacement sub and there's some swirl marks in the finish which I can see (I have dimmers in my room). My last one had the same thing...which I find odd for a 2k sub. Has anyone else noticed swirl marks on their sub right out of the box?
3M hand glaze also works well for the swirl marks. Top it off with a good carnuba wax and it'll go from looking like an old truck just run through an automatic car wash to Ralph Lauren's black Bugatti at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.

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3M hand glaze also works well for the swirl marks. Top it off with a good carnuba wax and it'll go from looking like an old truck just run through an automatic car wash to Ralph Lauren's black Bugatti at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.
Thanks...I take it you've used this combo? And did you have swirls out of the box on yours?
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Thanks...I take it you've used this combo? And did you have swirls out of the box on yours?

Yes. My first Ultra is now around 7 years young. I also have a new B stock that has minor swirls as expected.

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Thanks for the tip. Mine isn't b stock tho so that's why I was wondering if some swirls are normal.
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So I watched my first movie tonight with the new replacement sub. Wasn't a bass heavy movie so didn't hear the sub much. 3/4 through I did a channel test tone and the sub didn't play anything. Its set to auto mode. I toggled the auto switch, turned off the power and back on...no sound. Then all of a sudden the test tone started playing. This is the second time this has happened. Could there potentially be an amp issue? Or does the auto feature turn the sub off if nothing plays through it for awhile during a movie and then it takes a bit to catch the signal again and turn back on? Seems really odd
With the Auto function, if no signal is present, the sub will turn off. When a signal is present, the sub will turn on, but it takes a few seconds for a soft start up.

If you're watching a movie, just turn the sub on. Don't use the Auto function.

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With the Auto function, if no signal is present, the sub will turn off. When a signal is present, the sub will turn on, but it takes a few seconds for a soft start up.

If you're watching a movie, just turn the sub on. Don't use the Auto function.
So shouldn't it come on if I run a test tone through it? I left the test tone on for over a minute and nothing happened. I also turned the power switch off and on and flipped the auto on switch to the on position and didn't get any sound .
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So shouldn't it come on if I run a test tone through it? I left the test tone on for over a minute and nothing happened. I also turned the power switch off and on and flipped the auto on switch to the on position and didn't get any sound .
If you toggle the power, it will take a little bit before it comes back to life, at least 5 mins, maybe more. If cycling the power, it is best to leave it off for 5-10 mins, it should come back right away if you do that and there are no other issues. There have been other reports of auto not working very well for some folks, they end up just leaving it on.
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OK ... I left it in the on position last night to see what happens this morning. Its just weird to me that I cycled the power 2-3 times and the light on the sub display was on but no sound. Its also strange that during the first half of the movie there was sound but not during the last half where I couldn't get the sub back on even tho the signal was there
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^I think the best thing now would be to talk to SVS.......
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I've been dealing with their Canadian distributor. They are going to have me swap out the amp and see if that fixes it.
Replacement amp fixed the problem. Pumping out the bass once again!
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