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Are we supposed to turn this thing off in the back after we are done using it? If I don't turn it off in the back, the LCD screen stays on (although it only stays on in the extreme dimmed position). I imagine the LCD screen may die long before the subwoofer does...
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Are we supposed to turn this thing off in the back after we are done using it? If I don't turn it off in the back, the LCD screen stays on (although it only stays on in the extreme dimmed position). I imagine the LCD screen may die long before the subwoofer does...
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post #1563 of 2776
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Are we supposed to turn this thing off in the back after we are done using it? If I don't turn it off in the back, the LCD screen stays on (although it only stays on in the extreme dimmed position). I imagine the LCD screen may die long before the subwoofer does...

Mine turn off by itself even when watching a movie. It momentarily turn on when the movie starts playing and the it goes off. After I am done it stays off until I play a movie or music.
post #1564 of 2776
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Are we supposed to turn this thing off in the back after we are done using it? If I don't turn it off in the back, the LCD screen stays on (although it only stays on in the extreme dimmed position). I imagine the LCD screen may die long before the subwoofer does...

There's an always on/auto on setting in the menu, what do you have yours set at?
post #1565 of 2776
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Are we supposed to turn this thing off in the back after we are done using it? If I don't turn it off in the back, the LCD screen stays on (although it only stays on in the extreme dimmed position). I imagine the LCD screen may die long before the subwoofer does...

Mine turn off by itself even when watching a movie. It momentarily turn on when the movie starts playing and the it goes off. After I am done it stays off until I play a movie or music.

Hopefully you have yours set to "auto on" wink.gif
post #1566 of 2776
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There's an always on/auto on setting in the menu, what do you have yours set at?

I think it was set to auto on... But the LCD would only severely dim in any case.
post #1567 of 2776
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

There's an always on/auto on setting in the menu, what do you have yours set at?

I think it was set to auto on... But the LCD would only severely dim in any case.

LCD brightness is a different setting. Check your auto on/always on setting.
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

LCD brightness is a different setting. Check your auto on/always on setting.

Ok I checked. Mine is set to auto on. Still if this sub is turned on in the back then the backlighting of the LCD screen will turn off after a bit but the text is still visible if you look closely. When you flip the switch in the back off then the text becomes non visible and the LCD screen turns completely off. At least that is what I notice on mine.

Not sure if it reduces the life of the LCD screen to leave the switch in the back flipped on all the time.
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Hope it works.

Thanks! Me too.

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I tried to forget all the business bs for a while but then went back to work...smile.gif

If you leave the Bay Area and move to the mountains of Northern California, you'll have no choice as there are no businesses to go back to. When one moves to Northern California, they quickly learn that the Bay Area, is really part of Central California and those who live in the Bay Area, have no idea where Central California leaves off and Northern California begins. As if a land, far, far, away, with the exception of those who speak of the Bay Area, one who lives in the truest parts of Northern California, doesn't know the Bay Area exists. After a few years, one forever loses themselves, never to return and then they find themselves a hobby that includes buying subwoofers from Newegg, delivered, for $279.99.

"Woodstock"

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 4/7/13 at 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

LCD brightness is a different setting. Check your auto on/always on setting.

Ok I checked. Mine is set to auto on. Still if this sub is turned on in the back then the backlighting of the LCD screen will turn off after a bit but the text is still visible if you look closely. When you flip the switch in the back off then the text becomes non visible and the LCD screen turns completely off. At least that is what I notice on mine.

Not sure if it reduces the life of the LCD screen to leave the switch in the back flipped on all the time.

Has a small power draw in auto on mode, probably a bigger concern than LCD life. Sounds like yours is operating properly in any case...
post #1571 of 2776
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

I think it was set to auto on... But the LCD would only severely dim in any case.
The auto on feature is for the amplifier and has nothing to do with the display. You must be looking at the display in direct sunlight or be using a flashlight to notice that. It is normal. It should say "Standby" if you have not used it for 30 minutes or longer. The light for the display is off but the display never turns completely off. You have never had an LCD watch? LCD displays have a very long life. You had a problem with the display not turning off on the one that you returned. Makes me wonder if it was defective or not too. If that is your biggest concern I would gladly trade you places for a day.
Edited by Bond 007 - 4/8/13 at 2:30am
post #1572 of 2776
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

The auto on feature is for the amplifier and has nothing to do with the display. You must be looking at the display in direct sunlight or be using a flashlight to notice that. It is normal. It should say "Standby" if you have not used it for 30 minutes or longer. The light for the display is off but the display never turns completely off. You have never had an LCD watch? LCD displays have a very long life. You had a problem with the display not turning off on the one that you returned. Makes me wonder if it was defective or not too. If that is your biggest concern I would gladly trade you places for a day.

No that is not true. The one I returned didn't turn on at all. No bass. No sound at all. The one I returned was totally DOA. smile.gif

In fact, newegg had to check that it was dead after I sent it back to them, or else they were probably going to try to charge me for the return shipping. And they agreed that it was dead...
post #1573 of 2776
Being old school and having the subwoofers easily in reach, I simply lean over each subwoofer (three of them) and as needed, toggle the power switch on/off.

Being old school, I've also made it a point to not have a bankcard, a smart phone, a GPS, still get the news on a desktop or from a television broadcast and when on a two-week road trip, use paper maps to get from point "A" to point "B." So clearly, any opinion on this matter that I might have, is biased accordingly. tongue.gif

Good luck with this auto-on feature.

As to the LCD, if they're going fail, they're going fail and there's nothing anybody can do to stop this fail phenomenon from happening.

Here's what a Google search has to say on the matter: "Life span of a LCD crystal?"

Lifespan Claims

Manufacturers over the years have claimed a variety of lifespans for their displays. The lifespan is usually stated in hours of use. One recent claim is 100,000 hours, or 11 1/2 years of use.

Actual Lifespan

The actual lifespan of an LCD varies depending on usage and conditions. Some experts estimate that the average LCD will last about 50,000 hours. The estimated lifespan does not necessarily correspond to the lifespan of the backlight. While the backlight can be replaced in some models, it is a good idea to be aware of the wear on the light source and make adjustments to the television or monitor to get the most out of the light source.


On or off, toggled or auto, no matter one's choice of powering on their auto-on provided for subwoofer, according to the above, the clock is ticking; "Tick-Tock."

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 4/8/13 at 5:01am
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No that is not true. The one I returned didn't turn on at all. No bass. No sound at all. The one I returned was totally DOA. smile.gif

In fact, newegg had to check that it was dead after I sent it back to them, or else they were probably going to try to charge me for the return shipping. And they agreed that it was dead...
Yes I remember the sub itself did not work. I was wondering about the display issues you had. But that is history and the one you have now seems to work fine. Enjoy.
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Thanks! On the DOA one that I got the display didn't seem to power on at all. I couldn't notice any text at all on it. I didn't even see the no backlighting text like on my current one.
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

Being old school, I've also made it a point to not have a bankcard, a smart phone, a GPS, still get the news on a desktop or from a television broadcast and when on a two-week road trip, use paper maps to get from point "A" to point "B." So clearly, any opinion on this matter that I might have, is biased accordingly. tongue.gif

And yet you live a large part of your life each week on an Internet forum wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

The auto on feature is for the amplifier and has nothing to do with the display. You must be looking at the display in direct sunlight or be using a flashlight to notice that. It is normal. It should say "Standby" if you have not used it for 30 minutes or longer. The light for the display is off but the display never turns completely off. You have never had an LCD watch? LCD displays have a very long life. You had a problem with the display not turning off on the one that you returned. Makes me wonder if it was defective or not too. If that is your biggest concern I would gladly trade you places for a day.

There's another thread discussing "auto-on" and "standby" at some length:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450950/klipsch-rw-12d-auto-on-feature

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And yet you live a large part of your life each week on an Internet forum wink.gif

smile.gif

Nothing wrong with that. Beeman loves this hobby, He just joined up last June, after he retired.
When you are retired you can do damn well what you please (yup I'm retired too) tongue.gif.

vardo
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...(yup I'm retired too) tongue.gif.

...biggrin.gif

Blessed are the retired, for they have done their time.

...biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Are we supposed to turn this thing off in the back after we are done using it? If I don't turn it off in the back, the LCD screen stays on (although it only stays on in the extreme dimmed position). I imagine the LCD screen may die long before the subwoofer does...

No, you do not have to turn it off. After 20 minutes it goes into the Standby mode. There is a blue backlight when the sub controls are being accessed, but the blue light goes out quickly. The LCD will then be visible but the LCD takes virtually no power. After 20 minutes of having no signal, the sub will go into Standby, and the message will say "Standby."

If you touch a button or if the sub gets a signal, the blue light will come back on for a few seconds, and your sub is in full power mode. It sounds like your LCD is working the way it should, which means it is completely nu-noticable when your sub is working.
Edited by wvu80 - 4/8/13 at 1:25pm
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

There's another thread discussing "auto-on" and "standby" at some length:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450950/klipsch-rw-12d-auto-on-feature
I know. I have posted there several times. I have no problem with mine and completely understand how it works. Perhaps you should point that out to ProfD.
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And yet you live a large part of your life each week on an Internet forum wink.gif

smile.gif
And is constantly harping the benefits of room correction software and tools. rolleyes.gif
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Lot's of grumpy people here. I don't find need to be involved in Facebook or Twitter either. FYI, like the microwave oven, methods of measuring rooms have been around for decades; not weeks, months or years. And correcting for room's acoustics is just as important today as it was many decades ago.

Les Paul's home recording studio, circa 1950's.




1950's, New York City studio designed and built by Raymond Scott.




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Edited by BeeMan458 - 4/8/13 at 2:47pm
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I must say, I'm very happy with this subs performance, but had to return it:

I bought it a few weeks ago and it was so large and obnoxious in my living room that my wife ordered me to return it and find another one; I mean ZERO WAF. I of course argued and lost, but got agreement that we need something as an alternative, so I showed her the Sunfire HRS 12 and she said, "yes, one more like that". So I just got that one and returned this one. I must say this is the first time I was ordered to spend 3 times more money on a sub with substantially more sonic power biggrin.gif

This is not a dig, I did like the klipsch and the value was awesome, but I learned a new trick to share with you all smile.gif
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Originally Posted by vardo View Post

Nothing wrong with that. Beeman loves this hobby, He just joined up last June, after he retired.
When you are retired you can do damn well what you please (yup I'm retired too) tongue.gif.

vardo

No doubt. But no so "old school" to live on an Internet forum for retirement. wink.gif
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Reads like some here haven't a clue what "old school" means and it also reads like some don't realize how long ago online forums became the norm.

Many of us go back to the days of tape drives, disk-packs, data cards, ribbon printers and writing your own code. That was back in the late 60's and early 70's. Some of us have been around long enough to know where the term "bug" came from and know what bug was the first bug. Some of us were around, before Gates cut his deal with IBM as we stored content on cassette tapes.

The point, put a cork in it and when you understand what the term old school means, then come back and show everybody what a disagreeable person you are.

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 4/8/13 at 4:52pm
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I'm old but it didn't keep me from moving along with the world. I'll take a GPS over a paper map any day. 8 track tapes? You can have em. We even have indoor toilets now. What's not to like?

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I'm old but it didn't keep me from moving along with the world. I'll take a GPS over a paper map any day. 8 track tapes? You can have em. We even have indoor toilets now. What's not to like?

I'm happy for you. Try being happy for others not like you. I'm happy with paper maps and geo maps. Sir John Harington gave us the indoor flush toilet and that was long before each of us came on this earth. I'm happy with old school values and mean people are just that, mean people.

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 4/8/13 at 5:02pm
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I'm happy for you. Try being happy for others not like you.

 

Back at ya. smile.gif  My post was not a slam at you. We're all different.

post #1590 of 2776
Sorry. Read like you were piling on.
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