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I'm playing mp3s through home theater setup off of my computer but the subwoofer doesn't seem to engage. I know there are only two channels in an mp3 but I was wondering if there is some piece of software or different audio player that would act as a crossover and actually engage my subwoofer. Maybe it is just a Windows setting?


I'm running Windows 8

My Sound is passed through my Marantz s5006 receiver via HDMI coming from my Geforce 560 Ti.


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If you're using EQ then the subwoofer is engaged in stereo mode. What settings are you using? Audyssey engaged? Direct? Pure Direct?
 

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As far as Direct and Pure Direct go, I'm assuming these are modes on my receiver. If that assumption is correct, then it is set to "auto" (my other two options are "direct" and "pure direct".


When you say "if you're using EQ then the subwoofer is engaged in stereo mode". Which EQ do you mean?
 

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I have an older marantz sr5003 and had same issue.


1st- don't use "direct" or "pure direct"

2nd- make sure your speakers are set to "small" and

Sub to yes.

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Hi grasshoppers,


I'm not using "direct" or "pure direct" to my knowledge. My speakers are set to small and the subwoofer is set to "yes".


Still sounds the same. How did you fix the issue with your sr5003?
 

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Thanks for the tips you guys. I found the issue... the rca to the sub was a little loose so it wasn't even emitting a test tone. Reconnected it and it is much better. Shame it is 1am and I can't really test it all that loud



Thanks again.
 

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Glad you got it sorted out. Everything seemed in order regarding settings and connections.
 

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Now I just need to remember to shut off the sub before playing with the cables so I don't scare the whizz out of myself when it blasts off upon reconnection...


Thanks for the help all.
 
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