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post #1 of 10 Old 09-08-2007, 03:07 PM - Thread Starter
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I am just curious if people recommend using the Auto-On or the always On feature for the PB-13 Ultra? Would love to know the reasoning as well. Thanks!
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The facinating thing, rydenfan, is that most 'auto off' circuits (as I call them) don't even turn the amp off -- they just disable signal output to the woofer.
So just leaving the sub in the ON position consumes no more current, and avoids any potential problems with the sub staying on in low signal conditions.
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I leave my sub always on. This helps for late night gaming or TV/movie watching, when the sub activity isn't very loud, but with the auto-on feature, it wouldn't necessarily kick back on.

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Always ON for me.

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Auto On for me...if there's not enough signal to turn the sub on, who cares? My mains have plenty of bass anyway.

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In my experience, if there is an LFE input that is being used, auto-on features tend to work better. I have had trouble with the use of RCA inputs though. If you are running high level through it, (which I know the PB-13 does not support), there would not be any issue at all.

As was already noted, some amps don't actually power down much or any when in sleep mode. I don't know if the PB-13 does this, but my PC+ does. The PC+ draws .6 amps of current when sleeping. That was a surprise to see. That's like running a 60 watt lamp 24x7. So...I switch the amp on and off. Remotely switched outlets do that little trick rather painlessly.

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I use Auto-On. I've checked on a few occasions, and the green light has always turned on when it should.
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Always ON for me...
I don't like the "thump" everytime the sub turns off in auto on mode.

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Always on for serious listening, auto on for the rest of time.
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