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I have 2 of these and they are great for the money. However I have them on auto power on/off on signal. They seem to turn off rather quick. I have them connected to a Denon AVR-X2100W. Is there any way to get these to me more (less?) sensitive to the source signal for power control?

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I have 2 of these and they are great for the money. However I have them on auto power on/off on signal. They seem to turn off rather quick. I have them connected to a Denon AVR-X2100W. Is there any way to get these to me more (less?) sensitive to the source signal for power control?

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I had three Dayton Sub-1200's and one Sub-1500 and all four of them did exactly what your sub is doing. Just a matter of maybe 15-20 seconds without any bass present will trigger them to go to standby. It's very annoying with music, as when bass is detected there is a noticeable delay when the sub suddenly senses a strong enough signal, then becomes active again.

Some will recommend using a Y-splitter, but that did nothing for any of my subs. I ended up just leaving them in the on position most of the time. It's just a issue that most of these models of Dayton subs seem to have.
 

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I am close to just setting them to the on position when I am using them. I just know I will forget to turn them off frequently.
 

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Yup - same for my 1200. Although, it's not as big of a deal b/c I have my old sub near field and only really notice the 1200 cutting out half the time - usually only while casually watching TV.

If I can think about it ahead of time before watching a movie or listening to music for a while I'll turn it to 'on'. I think someone calculated the power usage of leaving the 1200 'on'. Perhaps in the dedicated 1200 thread or budget sub thread. Maybe a couple of bucks a year or so in energy costs.
 
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