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It's because the material he is watching has very little bass...cable TV is very inconsistent from channel to channel anyway.
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It's because the material he is watching has very little bass...cable TV is very inconsistent from channel to channel anyway.
I concur. I was listening to something the other day (local PBS, broadcasting in 5.1? Maybe something else...), and my hard-wired Hsu was in standby (remains in Auto On mode). Eventually it turned on. I don't have this issue listening to music or movies (I have bass mgmt set at 110 Hz crossover).
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My problem is the "going in and out".....................
I haven't read your whole ordeal but is this a problem with the Rocketfish or because your sub is set to 'Auto-ON'? If the sub is set to 'Auto-ON', can you just set it to be 'ON' all the time?
I've tried that also!
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As mentioned earlier, the going in and out is due to the lack of LFE signal from the source material, and the wireless unit goes to sleep if there is no signal for 5 minutes. 5 minutes is waaay to short. If it has to have a sleep mode it should be at least 30 minutes, but it's 5. There's not a way that I know of to change that. I wish there was because that's the worst thing about this wireless kit IMO. Otherwise, it's very good for the price.
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I'm sure it's just the RF kit. Maybe it just doesn't work well with the SVS sub. The Speedwoofer 10s wireless doesn't do that! I may try out the Outlaw kit and hope that it doesn't do that!

Trying out the Speedwoofer 10s!
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Glad the speedwoofer setup is working for you.
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I ordered this today so I can give it a try! If it works like the RF or worse then I'll send it back! Then I'll go ahead and spend that $133 (with shipping) for the new Outlaw OAW4!


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I have to say that thus far I'm really impressed with this OSD (Optimal Speaker Design) WSK 100 wireless subwoofer kit. I can't believe it was never suggested in other threads of mine or that no one has tried it. I set it up with the PB-2000, turned it on, and they synced right up. I like that the transmitter and receiver are small and are identical size. The lights are green when off and blue when on. I'm using my own sub cables of course. They are about 12' apart with the recliner somewhat between them. OSD says there is a 20ms delay at the most and they turn off after 17 minutes if there's no signal. The cost is $65 with free shipping. I ordered it Thursday and called them Friday since it had not shipped yet. The guy said it would be shipped that day (Friday) and he gave me a 10% discount. It credited $6.50 back to my PayPal. How cool was that? So, it shipped Friday afternoon from California and was in my mailbox in Georgia on Monday at lunch! That's pretty damn fast! So far no popping and no "in and out" or "dropouts" like the Rocketfish. To be continued...
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I have to say that thus far I'm really impressed with this OSD (Optimal Speaker Design) WSK 100 wireless subwoofer kit. I can't believe it was never suggested in other threads of mine or that no one has tried it. I set it up with the PB-2000, turned it on, and they synced right up. I like that the transmitter and receiver are small and are identical size. The lights are green when off and blue when on. I'm using my own sub cables of course. They are about 12' apart with the recliner somewhat between them. OSD says there is a 20ms delay at the most and they turn off after 17 minutes if there's no signal. The cost is $65 with free shipping. I ordered it Thursday and called them Friday since it had not shipped yet. The guy said it would be shipped that day (Friday) and he gave me a 10% discount. It credited $6.50 back to my PayPal. How cool was that? So, it shipped Friday afternoon from California and was in my mailbox in Georgia on Monday at lunch! That's pretty damn fast! So far no popping and no "in and out" or "dropouts" like the Rocketfish. To be continued...
Good to hear that it is working for you. What I did with my Dayton Audio wireless kit is mount it on the back of the subwoofer wth 3M Command stick Velcro. The nice thing about the 3M product it removes without leaving any residue and it works exactly like velcro tape in case it needs to be removed and replaced. Gives a cleaner look.
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I don't mind seeing the wireless units. I like to see the lights and know when they're on and off. I'm telling everyone that this wireless kit (so far) has been so much better than the Rocketfish! No humming, no popping, no dropouts, works better at lower volume than RF, and they turn off and on just fine...I'm really impressed so far!
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I thought OSD was Outdoor Speaker Depot, No?
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I thought OSD was Outdoor Speaker Depot, No?
I guess it's separate..? I bought it from Outdoor Speaker Depot but the kit is made by OSD which is Optimal Speaker Design.. Just a coincidence maybe that they're both "OSD"..,?
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I thought the RF kit that was popping and humming you took back and exchanged for another which cured that problem? You stated the replacement RF kit worked fine other then it turned off too soon and did not activate at low enough volumes?


Either way I am glad you found something that worked for you.

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I thought the RF kit that was popping and humming you took back and exchanged for another which cured that problem? You stated the replacement RF kit worked fine other then it turned off too soon and did not activate at low enough volumes?


Either way I am glad you found something that worked for you.
I did! It did fix the popping. But I heard a little humming every so often and while at lower volumes it would "go in and out". I would hear bass for a few seconds then nothing. Also, it would always "miss" that first bass note or thump while listening to music. This OSD kit does none of those things! I'm really impressed. But now my dilemma is if I go with duals (two PB-1000's will be here today) one will be wired and one will have to be wireless. Or, I may have to get another OSD kit and run both wireless? My AVR has only one sub distance setting so that may cause me an issue. I guess I'll just have to experiment and see which works best.
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I don't mind seeing the wireless units. I like to see the lights and know when they're on and off. I'm telling everyone that this wireless kit (so far) has been so much better than the Rocketfish! No humming, no popping, no dropouts, works better at lower volume than RF, and they turn off and on just fine...I'm really impressed so far!
Weird that you had so many issues. I've had the Rocketfish wireless kit for a few months now and like many others have had zero issues with it. Turns on and syncs up right away when I use it and was way cheaper than the MartinLogan kit. I couldn't tell the difference between the Rocketfish wireless connection and a wired connection.
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I was really looking into this as well. Does anyone know of one system that does both a sub and rear speakers? Instead of having to buy this kit AND the rear speaker kit?
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It seems to be really hit or miss with the wireless devices...must be some kind of interference issue that is different from home to home. I have had mine for 4yrs and no issue. I took measurements and posted them showing they do not alter the response. They do turn on and off at lower volumes with Cable TV, but that is just on some channels. I do not chalk it up to being a problem with the RF because the subs went into standby the same way when they were wired direct.
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It seems to be really hit or miss with the wireless devices...must be some kind of interference issue that is different from home to home. I have had mine for 4yrs and no issue. I took measurements and posted them showing they do not alter the response. They do turn on and off at lower volumes with Cable TV, but that is just on some channels. I do not chalk it up to being a problem with the RF because the subs went into standby the same way when they were wired direct.
That's why I really like this kit so far! No "in and out" once it's on!
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I ordered this very same device yesterday from OSD, it looks like a very nice unit.
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I ordered this very same device yesterday from OSD, it looks like a very nice unit.

I'm very impressed with it thus far and have had it for about two weeks now I guess. I may order another one and run both subs wireless (you have to buy two kits but can run two subs/two receivers with one transmitter. So for $132 with free shipping you can run two subs wireless with their kit and that's still less than Outlaw (around $200) and Dayton (around $148).

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I received my OSD WSK 100 today, I must say that I am very impressed with this very tiny unit and I mean tiny. I was really surprised how small it was when I opened the box. The A/C adapters are almost larger than the units themselves. Hook-up was easy and they synced instantly, very impressed so far.
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I received my OSD WSK 100 today, I must say that I am very impressed with this very tiny unit and I mean tiny. I was really surprised how small it was when I opened the box. The A/C adapters are almost larger than the units themselves. Hook-up was easy and they synced instantly, very impressed so far.
See!!! It's been great so far for me! Did you run Audyssey or whatvever your calibration is? What did it set your sub distance at?
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It's been over 3 weeks now and the OSD WSK-100 subwoofer wireless kit has been flawless!



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I got a used Rocketfish wsw312 kit on Craigslist last Friday. It was in good shape, well taken care of, nicer looking than I expected and cheap. Hooked it right up and haven't had any problems. So far it's just as good as having the subs wired in. I didn't even mess with any delay, distance or phase settings yet because it really sounds just fine as is. Though I might be able to get a little improvement with some minor adjustment, it hasn't been necessary.
We've used the system for movies, music and TV. Haven't noticed any dropping out, or the sub kicking in late or the sub popping either. No humming or weird noises. I can't see the units so the lights aren't visible to tell me when they're on or off. Maybe that has helped keep my mind off the question.
I do run wireless in the house with both 5ghz and 2.4ghz active. Sub output on my Pioneer Elite AVR is around -3 to -1 mostly. Sub volume seems the same with wireless and wired. No difference in sound or quality that I can tell.

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-5 on the AVR is part of the problem...you need to be closer to 0 especially when using the wireless devices or they turn off all the time. Again interference will cause popping...do you have wifi internet at your home with a dual band router? 5ghz will cause interference.
Where did you read that it operates on the 5 GHz band? I'm curious as to how you were getting 5 GHZ interference, because the Q&A on the BestBuy product page said it operates on 2.4 GHz, and the rep I asked also said 2.4 GHz.

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I got a used Rocketfish wsw312 kit on Craigslist last Friday. It was in good shape, well taken care of, nicer looking than I expected and cheap. Hooked it right up and haven't had any problems. So far it's just as good as having the subs wired in. I didn't even mess with any delay, distance or phase settings yet because it really sounds just fine as is. Though I might be able to get a little improvement with some minor adjustment, it hasn't been necessary.
We've used the system for movies, music and TV. Haven't noticed any dropping out, or the sub kicking in late or the sub popping either. No humming or weird noises. I can't see the units so the lights aren't visible to tell me when they're on or off. Maybe that has helped keep my mind off the question.
I do run wireless in the house with both 5ghz and 2.4ghz active. Sub output on my Pioneer Elite AVR is around -3 to -1 mostly. Sub volume seems the same with wireless and wired. No difference in sound or quality that I can tell.

Time will tell if I run into any issues and I'll try to post here if I do.
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