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Subwoofer not coming out of standby mode

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Hi,

I have a KSW-10 that does not come out of standby mode when the receiver is powered on, The on/off indicator light that's in front of the unit remains red (instead of turning green as it should). I can hear some faint bass sounds coming off it, which would indicate that it's getting a signal. At this time, if I flip the power switch from "auto" to "on" the light turns green and the subwoofer starts working. I can then switch back to "auto" and it will continue to work until I turn off the receiver.

Besides the on/auto/off switch, there are other controls in the back of the unit; level, lowpass and phase. Level and lowpass are dials, while phase is a switch with two settings labeled 0 and 180.

Other than leaving it on continously or manually powering it on/off, does anyone have any suggestions with regards to changing settings on the subwoofer and/or receiver that might correct this situation?

Thanking everyone in advance...

John.

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for the standby problem check to see if the reciever and sub are plugged into the same bank on the surge protector. Some surge protectors filter out the signals involed in sensing the reciever has turned on.

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for the standby problem check to see if the reciever and sub are plugged into the same bank on the surge protector. Some surge protectors filter out the signals involed in sensing the reciever has turned on.

Really? I've had this same problem ever since I switched from the RSW12 to the RSW15. However, I have the receiver plugged into a surge protector and the sub directly into a wall outlet so this shouldn't be the case, right? Instead, I just set my crossover on the reciever and leave the sub in the "on" position instead of the "auto" position which might be a better option for HT use anyway.

The 0 and 180 switch is for polarity and all I can say is try it both ways and see if you can tell a difference. My guess is you won't but you never know.

The level knob sets your crossover if you use the auto setting. Try turning it all the way to 120 and see if that solves your problem.

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Just leave it set to on. I have had all my powered subs featuring an Auto/On switch always set to On and never had a problem with it. If a sub doesn't sense a strong enough signal it won't wake up.

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Also, as far as settings on the sub itself:

-Turn the crossover knob on the sub itself as high as it will go (usually around 150Hz). Use your receiver to set the sub's crossover setting.

-Set the Level control to approximately the 10 o'clock position.

-Sit where you normally listen to your system and play some music with a good bass beat. Have someone switch the phase between 0 and 180. Use whichever one sounds the best to you. If both positions sound basically the same leave it to 0.

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Well this may help out a bit. My old Paradigm sub had the same problem so I just left on the "on" mode and plugged it into the receiver, so when ever the receiver had power the sub did to. I hope this helps

Nathan

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For what it's worth, the standby current in the "ON" mode and the "Standby" mode are going to be nearly identical...

One thing you might try is turning down the volume on the subwoofer and then turning up the volume in the receiver....this will send a hotter signal from the receiver to the subwoofer. You can also turn down the levels of the main speakers too.

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For some reason, using a Y-splitter on the end of your sub cable going into the amp inputs seems to wake the sub up sooner also.

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I'd like to thank everyone for their suggestions. I made the suggested changes in the settings and the problem remains. Here are additional details:

1. The subwoofer is plugged into a different wall outlet from the receiver.

2. Keeping the power on (green light in front) always, makes no difference. Next morning when I turn on the receiver all I hear is a very low bass rumble.

3. To get it working, I need to unplug it from the wall and plug it back in.

4. I am using the Y adapter, plugged into my receiver's subwoofer connection.

5 The receiver is a Sony STR-DA5400ES

Thanks.

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2. Keeping the power on (green light in front) always, makes no difference. Next morning when I turn on the receiver all I hear is a very low bass rumble.

3. To get it working, I need to unplug it from the wall and plug it back in.

That makes me think there might be something wrong with the subwoofer... [:(]

Have you tried calling Klipsch customer service?

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My knowledge of subs is of a very simple.. therefore I offer a simple suggestion.. have you tried changing the rca lead?? Could it be a faulty lead?

Tho if DrWho says that there might be a problem with the sub then I would go with that.

Ok going back to sleep now.

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You realize that just turning your receiver on will not take the sub out of standby mode correct? The sub has to "see" a signal. Does it wake up if you turn the receiver up REALLY LOUD?

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Sony receiver??? Well, that's your problem right there! just kidding man...........

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