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#98845 - 05/18/20 07:04 PM RR sometimes doesn't trigger sub
theothermark Offline
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Registered: 05/06/20
Posts: 1
You're right, I'm not a tech, and probably don't know the new terminology, so go slow with me, please. 2 months ago I was rotating my Pioneer SX-1010, and my Marantz 2270 back and forth on my Klipsch, now I'm playing with the 2160, LFM-1 C (Started with the sub, was so impressed I dumped the vintage stuff for the 2260!), and a pair of Focal Aria 906. Having trouble getting Qubuz and other music formats (youtube music, etc..) to plat together nicely, I keep having to switching the "audio output device" to engage the receiver, every time I start up! And yeah, I have to turn the sub on manually half the time. But go ahead, ask me to compare the 1010, the 2270, and the RR!

#98847 - 05/23/20 07:25 AM Re: RR sometimes doesn't trigger sub [Re: theothermark]
XenonMan Offline

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2669
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
I assume you have the sub in Auto mode where it is looking for a signal to alert it to come in. You say you have to turn the sub on manually, how do you do that? In Auto the sub is looking for any signal which is less than the crossover frequency you have selected on the 2160. If the volume on the sub is set low you may not see much effect. Try about 50% for starters. Your crossover point depends on the capability of your main speakers so you should set your based on that (55hz). Also make sure the crossover selector switch on the 2160 is not in bypass because if it is and the crossover knob on the sub is set to low it won't get much action for most music. Bear in mind that your main speakers should cover most of the musical range and even though they are rated down to 55hz you should cross them over at about 80hz to allow a smooth transition between the mains and the sub. If you are using the Xover switch on the 2160 and the sub is in Auto make sure the Xover knob on the sub is all the way up so the sub doesn't try to interfere with the signal from the 2160.
Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv

Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner


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