Originally Posted by crazyrob425
Are the your other speakers crossed-over or set to small?
Have you turn the power switch to the subwoofer on?
Have you turn the subwoofer on on your receiver menu?
I too just got one of these. Per the lights it is on. I get no crackle when the subwoofer cable is bumped against the jack. The current receiver setting and cable drives a Sony and an Infinity.. not a peep out of this thing.
The AC power cord or the socket is junk. You need to press it in really firmly to seat it, it will work its way loose as it just isn't in the cord far enough even when the plug is in all the way. I have seen that with PC power supplies.
I have the crossover set to 90 or whatever the highest value is on the sub. I have tried the crossover switch in both positions. Nothing, nada, zip. You would think they would at least test them to see they light and make a tone before they ship them... how freaking hard is that. I could see if it died after being on a few minute... dead silence.
I was pretty excited to get this thing.. why is so hard to get a subwoofer that works right out of the box. It is the world simplest appliance. Any clock radio is more complicated.
This infinity I have was an open box and always had problems coming out of standby.. so I kind of hated it. Recently while it still works it has a problem with only making about half the output it once did. The $149 Sony has never done anything wrong except it sounds like you are beating a horse when you turn it up to much.
Any troubleshooting suggestions? Yes I have the reciever setup so all speaker are set to small. I have tried setting the receiver crossover at 80 HZ, 120 and 200. Of course none of that matters if it won't crackle when you touch the cable againt the input jack.
I guess I can look at the fuse. But I would assume if the fuse was blown, the power lights would not work.
The fuse is good. In 10 minutes the power plug came out again by itself. This is some pretty awful Quality Control.