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My subwoofer has a power (on/off) switch and also a remote control on/off. Each time I done using my HT setup, do I need to completly urn off my subwoofer? Like push "off" on the remote control, then go behind it and switch to power switch to "off" as well, or do I only need to push "off" on the remote control and that is good enough?
 

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Pressing the remote's off button will probably put the sub into standby mode like most subs with an auto on feature. If you are very green and want to conserve maximum power, turn it off with the switch. If you are a power glutton like most of us, don't bother.


What sub do you have?
 

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Pressing the remote's off button will probably put the sub into standby mode like most subs with an auto on feature. If you are very green and want to conserve maximum power, turn it off with the switch. If you are a power glutton like most of us, don't bother.

Yeah it's standby, I am not really concerned about the power comsuption, but more about the general "health" of my subwoofer.


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What sub do you have?

This one: http://www.teufel.de/de/THXsysteme/M...THX-Select.cfm
 

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Yeah it's standby, I am not really concerned about the power consumption, but more about the general "health" of my subwoofer.

I have had mine on standby, using auto on, for a couple years and see no problems. I just uses a little power, but isn't generating heat, so the amp is not working much, just the power supply.





Thanks, that helped.
 

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Well we have had those incidents where a few on the site lost subs to lighting storms I’m all most willing to bet 1p they had it turned ON.


It’s up to you if you what to leave it ON all the time, or maybe you’re just too idle and lazy to bend down to turning it OFF.
 

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Yeah it's standby, I am not really concerned about the power comsuption, but more about the general "health" of my subwoofer.

There is no real need to reach behind it for the master ON/OFF switch unless you just want to do that when it is absolutely not in use; every evening, for example. That will shut it down completely. But unless you are concerned about the power consumption (which would be a reasonable concern in this day and age) or some sort of damage from, for example, lightning or a power surge (rare), then you can turn it completely off every evening. If you had a switched outlet nearby that is not in use, it would be very simple to do with just a flick of the switch.


But most people do not switch their subwoofer's master power switch on and off. Many of us don't even use our sub's Auto-On feature (which is sort of analogous to your remote's on/off capability) and simply leave it ON 24/7.
 

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Thanks, that helped.

You read German?
 

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When I was wiring the HT I ran three circuits

1. video circuit

2. Audio circuit

3. The "always on" circuit


1 and 2 go to 20 amp light switches. Everytime we leave the ht those two switches get turned off. No more lighntning worries! And, no wasted power either.


The always on circuit is for the Dish DVR and the clock and anything else that needs constant power like xbox charger....
 

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Sorry to resurrect an old thread... Quick question:


I have my KEF subwoofer setup to turn on/off with an automatic sensing switch (so it's a "hard" power on or off). I actually prefer this over the AUTO switch, since I noticed that it takes a certain volume to trigger the switch.


Question... Which of the following options is the best for the life of my subwoofer:

1 Always On

2 Auto On

3 On / Off via power sensing switch

4 Doesn't matter


Thanks!
 
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