Originally Posted by czwsecurity
Did you make sure the sub is active and turned on with good levels in the receiver settings? I know thats kinda simple and certaintly dont mean to offend but I had the same issue a few days ago just to find out my 2 year old son got ahold of the onkyo remote and the sub was set to off...
OK. Now I'm really confused...
I swapped out the receiver with my nine year old Sony ES receiver and the original cable I had on the nine year old Klipsch sub (too short for the new eD where I want to put it). Nothing. So I plugged in the old sub and it worked just fine. Tried the eD and still nothing.
Pulled every single cable out of my Onkyo reciever, and did a complete factory reset on it. Plugged everything back in: PC, HD-DVD, PS3, Wii, CD changer, and the daisy chained VCR/Laserdisc combo (the turntable died a while back). That was no fun at all. Now the old sub is working, while the eD does not. So apparently I was wrong about the 705 being the culprit. Odd, since I plugged my powered computer speakers into the analog outs and didn't get anything.
Bummer timing, as now I have to wait for Tuesday to troubleshoot with eD (I have to work on Monday). And of course, we're having the open house party to celebrate the end of the two year "fixer" project that is our house on Sunday afternoon, with a movie showing following. Talk about bad juju. My wife has spent the last five days cleaning the place up while I've been stuck at work, and when I got home today I ended up ripping up the entire theater trying to solve this. She's pretending to be understanding but I can tell she's pretty pissed, both at the mess and the hours I've spent devoted to this and not doing her long list of other stuff.
I'm no sub expert, but the status LED on the eD turns red at power on, I hear the "whunk" of a relay trip, and then nothing. Regardless of the gain setting of the subwoofer pre-out, the LED never turns green (signal). I've set the old sub on top of the new one (not real good for the old one's self esteem), and when I swap the cable back and forth I get normal output from the old and nothing from the eD. I haven't cracked it open yet, mostly because if the wife saw me pull out a screwdriver she'd take it from me and stab out my eyes.
I know my house wiring and power is good, as it's on a dedicated 20 amp circuit that I installed myself. It's plugged into a heavy duty line conditioner (that's a whole other argument I'll avoid for now). The sub was initially set about 10dD hot (RS digital SPL, sub gain knob a hair over half and level at -2.0dB in receiver settings) and then run for less than 10 minutes at no more than -15dB relative volume according to Onkyo (and they must be crazy, because that's where I set the max volume setting on my 705, and that seems really loud in here). I dialed it down to about 3dB hot before I shut it off, and since then my wife has watched 4 movies (the kind where she couldn't even tell if the sub was on or not) and 5 episodes of "Days of our Lives."
This certainly isn't a case of abuse. Although if I don't get off the computer and get back to work putting on drawer pulls it could turn into a domestic.