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Any way to make the "auto on" feature more sensitive?

post #1 of 14
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Anyway to make the "auto on" feature of a subwoofer more sensitive or increase the signal from the receiver to get the same effect? At very low volumes, it will cut in & out as it's not getting enough signal juice. On my Denon receiver, the ouput is 0.6V (if I'm reading the right info - it's the only spec for "pre-amplified output").

I hope that makes a little sense.

Kipa
post #2 of 14
You can try to raise the sub volume on the receiver.
post #3 of 14
Do what Juan suggested. Raise the sub channel volume in your receiver and then lower the gain on your subwoofer's amp.
post #4 of 14
If you have 2 inputs on your sub, buy an RCA splitter and put it on the end of your sub cable. The amp should sum the signals internally and turn on sooner than with just a mono cable.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
I wish I could. The subwoofer channel is at +10dB (out of +12dB) and the gain on the subwoofer is on "max" just to get the levels correct. The 2 inputs are an interesting idea - would that really work?

I e-mailed the sub's manufacturer and they responded they've had this question before with Denon's receivers and that Denon's are notoriaous for low signals out of the LFE channel.

Kipa
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kipa View Post

I wish I could. The subwoofer channel is at +10dB (out of +12dB) and the gain on the subwoofer is on "max" just to get the levels correct.

Kipa



You need a better sub

What sub are you using?
post #7 of 14
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You need a better sub

What sub are you using?

Or maybe he needs a better receiver...

Don't you Denon Fanboys start your flamin here.... Im still battling out which receiver I want as a temp pre/pro, so... it was just an observation...
post #8 of 14
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You need a better sub

What sub are you using?

Good question!

Ian
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Warpdrv View Post

Or maybe he needs a better receiver...

Don't you Denon Fanboys start your flamin here.... Im still battling out which receiver I want as a temp pre/pro, so... it was just an observation...



Ian
post #10 of 14
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You need a better sub

What sub are you using?

The sub is the SubStage from SoundMatters. Probably not the best but fits under the couch perfectly. This isn't our primary HT, but a 2nd system.

I guess I'm looking for answer other than getting a new receiver or sub. I thought there may be something like an in-line signal booster. I just made that up in my head, but it could exist, maybe =).

Kipa
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kipa View Post

The sub is the SubStage from SoundMatters. Probably not the best but fits under the couch perfectly. This isn't our primary HT, but a 2nd system.

I guess I'm looking for answer other than getting a new receiver or sub. I thought there may be something like an in-line signal booster. I just made that up in my head, but it could exist, maybe =).

Kipa

Try using the speaker level inputs.


Ian
post #12 of 14
Yeah.... or maybe also, what are you using for a sub cable... too long a run on a cheap cable? maybe thats your problem... not enough signal... ?
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
No speaker level inputs on the sub.

Replacing the cable could help. Right now it's hooked up with a really crappy-looking rca cable that came with the sub. I have a good bluejeancable sub cable to use, but need to get an RCA right-angle. The sub's connections are underneath and the BJC sub cable is too long.

Anyone know if the idea above is worth trying? Splitting the signal into 2? Thanks all for the help.

Kipa
post #14 of 14
A Y connector and new cable should help. But the problem may be with your sub as well. Try it, you have nothing to lose.

Ian
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