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post #2071 of 2112
Great news about the 230V switch!
post #2072 of 2112
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Originally Posted by flanntastic View Post

anybody try a pa-150

I have had the Pa-150 for a little over 2 months now and thinks its a fantastic sub... esp. for the price of $340. I ordred the PA-150 after reading the test results on AVS done by Ricci as I was curious to see how it would match up to the dual Bic Pl-200s I have had in my HT area for around 8 months. My intentions were to place the PA in a differnt room at first but after setting it up and tweeking it I kept it in my HT room along with the daul Bics. I am running the Bic's stacked in the back portion of the room as the PA sits in the front portion as its an excellent set up IMO for me.

In my comparison between the two I would have to say the PA is a much better sub than the Bic Pl's. Even thou I really do like the Pl's I would have to say the PA is a much better quality sub. Just going by my ears if anything the Pl's may hit a bit sooner in the lower hz but not by much, but when the PA kicks in its a perfect match the the dual Pl's... in fact I still believe the PA hits even harder.

The PA-150 is a monster, no doubt about that. It weighs as much as the dual bics, its soild and tight. Its a better performer for Music as well over the Pl's.
post #2073 of 2112
Hope this isn't a misplaced plea for help, but...

Fuse is fine, without it the device doesn't power on.

The IN connector on my PA-120 sub has been coming off when I remove the cable running from the AVR. While this hasn't been a huge problem, just an annoyance, now it seems to have worsened to the point where no signal goes from the cable to the sub.

The signal exists, works to a different sub. When the sub is turned plugged in and placed in STANDBY, the light sometimes stays red until I touch the metal connector inside with the cable from the AVR. It then goes green, but no sound is produced. Sub produces no sound in ON or STANDBY.

I removed the plate off the back, but it appears this connection point is covered by a glued foam that I'd rather not remove just yet. I also noticed someone else had this problem earlier in the thread, but didn't get an answer.

Edit: I'm now connecting the line from the AVR to the actual solder point on the back of the circuit board to which the IN port is connected. When in stand by, the red light turns green when I touch it, but no sound is produced.

Edit2: I'm now running a line from my AVR into the PA 120, then daisy-chaining a line to a second sub. The PA-120 does not produce sound, does light up green in standby, and the second sub *does* produce sound. What is preventing the signal from the IN on the PA-120 from firing the sub?

Edit3: Elsewhere in the thread points to amp issues. I didn't purchase through PA but a seller on Ebay, so I doubt I'd be entitled to any type of assistance in the way of a new amp. Will call tomorrow and see what happens.

Any ideas? Advice? Thoughts?

Thanks,

post #2074 of 2112
Did you purchase from sound_distributors (eric m. winston)? If so, that's the original source of these subs, and who I bought from on eBay. Contacting them might be worth a shot, or contacting PA might anyway might not be fruitless either. They may have suggestions or instructions even if you're not under warranty.
post #2075 of 2112
Yes, I purchased through Eric and sent him an email last night as well. Hopefully I get some good news back today.
post #2076 of 2112
Do these settings look correct?

Reciever Onkyo 605
Subwoofer: Premier Acoustic PA-120
Floorstanding: Polk RTI8
Center: Polk CSI3
Surrounds: Polk RC80i ( in ceiling speakers)

left: +3
center: +5
right: +3
surr right: +11
surr left: +11
subwoofer: +3

front & center= 80hz
surround= 80hz
Supwoofer: Yes
LPF of LFE: 120hz
Double Bass: Off

Subwoofer Settings:
Phase= 0
Volume= 7
Crossover= Max
Power= On

Use= 90% HT & 10% Music

thanks for your comments
post #2077 of 2112
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Originally Posted by completej View Post

Hope this isn't a misplaced plea for help, but...

Fuse is fine, without it the device doesn't power on.

The IN connector on my PA-120 sub has been coming off when I remove the cable running from the AVR. While this hasn't been a huge problem, just an annoyance, now it seems to have worsened to the point where no signal goes from the cable to the sub.

The signal exists, works to a different sub. When the sub is turned plugged in and placed in STANDBY, the light sometimes stays red until I touch the metal connector inside with the cable from the AVR. It then goes green, but no sound is produced. Sub produces no sound in ON or STANDBY.

I removed the plate off the back, but it appears this connection point is covered by a glued foam that I'd rather not remove just yet. I also noticed someone else had this problem earlier in the thread, but didn't get an answer.

Edit: I'm now connecting the line from the AVR to the actual solder point on the back of the circuit board to which the IN port is connected. When in stand by, the red light turns green when I touch it, but no sound is produced.

Edit2: I'm now running a line from my AVR into the PA 120, then daisy-chaining a line to a second sub. The PA-120 does not produce sound, does light up green in standby, and the second sub *does* produce sound. What is preventing the signal from the IN on the PA-120 from firing the sub?

Edit3: Elsewhere in the thread points to amp issues. I didn't purchase through PA but a seller on Ebay, so I doubt I'd be entitled to any type of assistance in the way of a new amp. Will call tomorrow and see what happens.

Any ideas? Advice? Thoughts?

Thanks,

[]http://www.completej.com/img/IMAG0067.jpg[/g]

Same thing happened to me, it fell off but it works.
post #2078 of 2112
Hey Guys,

I'm still flip floping between different subs...

It is for my basement ht. About 16 x 16 x 8'.
Music 20% & movies 80 %

Fronts energy c500
Center energy c100
Rears 2 infinity sats + 2 bookshelfs (for now)
Avr Marantz 5005

I don't want to shakeup my house, I have 2 little ones slipping upstairs...

With the discount... is this sub better than Bic F12 or lava LSP10? I was thinking about motiva sub 12 but at $329 is a little over my budget.... I was going to buy Energy s10.3 but I cannot find it anywhere willing to accept non-US paypal and ship it to US address.

TIA
post #2079 of 2112
Just set up my new PA-120 So far i am loving it. I have been tweaking it here and there this thing shakes my room !!!



post #2080 of 2112
Need help...I have a 11 or 12 year old Sony Str-de475 receiver and a audio acoustic pa-120 sub,monster sub cable and It won't put out sound at all...I have the sub set to on and the LFE set to 0 and my bookshelf speakers set to small in my receiver,my old sub worked fine but haven't had one in 3 years...Also,when I hooked my sub to the direct tv cable box it worked so I'm not sure if it's a sub problem or a receiver problem...any help would be appreciated!
post #2081 of 2112
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Originally Posted by boonie300 View Post

Need help...I have a 11 or 12 year old Sony Str-de475 receiver and a audio acoustic pa-120 sub,monster sub cable and It won't put out sound at all...I have the sub set to on and the LFE set to 0 and my bookshelf speakers set to small in my receiver,my old sub worked fine but haven't had one in 3 years...Also,when I hooked my sub to the direct tv cable box it worked so I'm not sure if it's a sub problem or a receiver problem...any help would be appreciated!

No need to triple post. See discussion in this thread.
post #2082 of 2112
I think today marks the death of the cherry PA-120s. I just was messaging acousticsounddesign about ordering 2 more for a total of 4 subs (drool), and the last 3 sold yesterday and today.

Does anyone think the pa-150s would blend well with the 120s. All 4 up front. All my picture frames have fallen off the walls. Now it's time to knock down the neighbor's. Lol
post #2083 of 2112
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Originally Posted by mydecember1985 View Post

I think today marks the death of the cherry PA-120s. I just was messaging acousticsounddesign about ordering 2 more for a total of 4 subs (drool), and the last 3 sold yesterday and today.

Does anyone think the pa-150s would blend well with the 120s. All 4 up front. All my picture frames have fallen off the walls. Now it's time to knock down the neighbor's. Lol

With a little playing around I'm sure it will blend in just fine. I have a PA-150 along with a new Outlaw EX as I was able to "marry" to two quite well. I cant speak for the 120 but I had a Bic Pl-200 ( two in fact ) as the Pa-150 trumped the Bics. It all will depened on placement and settings so you may want to take note of that.
post #2084 of 2112
Hello all. I was pointed to this sub from other members. I have a polk psw125 sub now. I recently purchased another one to increase my ht sound.

I was told to get this sub. Or sell psw and get pa150

Do you guys agree? Could I get a 120 and still run the polk with the 120?

Please help with any advice. Thanks.
post #2085 of 2112
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Originally Posted by Gomez81 View Post

Hello all. I was pointed to this sub from other members. I have a polk psw125 sub now. I recently purchased another one to increase my ht sound.

I was told to get this sub. Or sell psw and get pa150

Do you guys agree? Could I get a 120 and still run the polk with the 120?

Please help with any advice. Thanks.

gee, I wonder where you got that idea . I'm not going to knock down Polk, but, even though the components they use to build their subs are usually good quality, they are not know for their extension except for the PSW505 but it's discontinued.

As far as mating a PSW125 with a PA-120 or others, I'm having a hard time visioning a good marriage between the 2.

A PA-150 should knock your socks off, literally. Check this out and read for yourself.

If that sub is to big depending on your room, dual 120s will give your nice results. I had to resecure my light fixture as it was moving, pretty much reassemble my propane stove 'cause everything was rattling when watching movies. It's not a bad problem to have in my books.
post #2086 of 2112
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Originally Posted by jproy13 View Post


gee, I wonder where you got that idea . I'm not going to knock down Polk, but, even though the components they use to build their subs are usually good quality, they are not know for their extension except for the PSW505 but it's discontinued.

As far as mating a PSW125 with a PA-120 or others, I'm having a hard time visioning a good marriage between the 2.

A PA-150 should knock your socks off, literally. Check this out and read for yourself.

If that sub is to big depending on your room, dual 120s will give your nice results. I had to resecure my light fixture as it was moving, pretty much reassemble my propane stove 'cause everything was rattling when watching movies. It's not a bad problem to have in my books.

will any of these subs be an improvement over what I have. The polk retails around 500, but get around 250 online. I know they say, the higher amount u pay, the better the sub.

Seems the 120 really rocks the house, which is what I like. Is this due to the lower freq range.
post #2087 of 2112
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Originally Posted by Gomez81 View Post

Seems the 120 really rocks the house, which is what I like. Is this due to the lower freq range.

PA-120 has a more powerful amp in addition to being rated for lower frequencies, so it's probably a combination of the two. PA may have a better built cabinet as well, but I haven't seen the PSW125 in person, so I'm just guessing here.

But if you want a more notable improvement over what you currently have, I'd look into PA-150 instead.
post #2088 of 2112
[quote="Pete7874"]

But if you want a more notable improvement over what you currently have, I'd look into PA-150 instead.[/QUOTE

Should i get the 150, would this be better than what I have now and better than two 120 combined?

Ty
post #2089 of 2112
How big is your room? If you have a lot of room to fill, then two PA-120s may be better than a single PA-150, but it'll also be quite a bit more expensive ($500 vs $400). At $500, there are probably some other subs out there that may be worth considering as well...
post #2090 of 2112
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Originally Posted by Pete7874 View Post

How big is your room? If you have a lot of room to fill, then two PA-120s may be better than a single PA-150, but it'll also be quite a bit more expensive ($500 vs $350). At $500, there are probably some other subs out there that may be worth considering as well...

where cab I get the 150 for $350?

room is 16 by 16. Open on left side
post #2091 of 2112
Sorry, I goofed up. Looks like $395 is the lowest price I can see, from Overstock.
post #2092 of 2112
Getting my new 120 tomorrow. Wanted to get 150, but budget and wife were not having it.... LOL.

I have a polk psw125. Should I hook both up or just the pa?

Also, where do you guys place this bad boy? Did sub crawl yesterday and found that best bass came from front right. All these years had in back right.
post #2093 of 2112
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Originally Posted by Gomez81 View Post

Getting my new 120 tomorrow. Wanted to get 150, but budget and wife were not having it.... LOL.

I have a polk psw125. Should I hook both up or just the pa?

Also, where do you guys place this bad boy? Did sub crawl yesterday and found that best bass came from front right. All these years had in back right.

Congrats on your purchase. You won't be disappointed. Try both alternately and see what you like. Try both too, just have fun with them.

But I have a funny feeling that we'll see you here shortly telling us when your second one is coming in.
post #2094 of 2112
What volume on dial do u guys go to?
post #2095 of 2112
^^^^
1/2, then run room calibration.
post #2096 of 2112
"Out for delivery"...... Can't wait
post #2097 of 2112
Not sounding as well as I thought should compared to old sub. You guys have any suggestions? Audussey sets gain to -4db. How much should I add to trim in avr?

Also, should I buy another? Sound better
post #2098 of 2112
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gomez81 View Post

Not sounding as well as I thought should compared to old sub. You guys have any suggestions? Audussey sets gain to -4db. How much should I add to trim in avr?

Also, should I buy another? Sound better

Try a sub crawl to determine the best placement.
post #2099 of 2112
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Try a sub crawl to determine the best placement.

have done already. Seems most bass is near right front corner, but right main is near so wondering if perceiving bass from it as well. Next best place is back left corner. Want to add another and place in both places. But the back sub would be much closer so might have sync issues....
post #2100 of 2112
Just ordered, to replace an Infinity 8" that dies after one year and didn't want to deal with repairs, etc. Extremely stoked for this sub.

One question that I'm sure has come up elsewhere in the previous 70 pages...

Currently I use one subwoofer cable from my Onkyo 608 into the LFE input (I think), in looking at pics the PA does not seem to have the same LFE input. Do I need to replace my cable or purchase some type of adapter to go into the sub?
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