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How can I stop my sub turning to standby?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by andrewmellor, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. andrewmellor

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    Hi,
    Sorry if it seems a silly question but I think I've read about this issue before.
    I have a deftech pro100 sub cabled to a Pioneer VSA-E07 amp via LFE cable (out of amp into sub obviously) There are also inputs for left and right, high and low if I remember correctly but I don't currently use these!
    My problem is when watching a film with sparse low level requirements the sub will go into standby mode, which means I only notice when there should be some bass and it's missing!!, is there anyway of just keeping it on all the time until switched off?

    thanks for any help/advice
    regards..Andrew
     
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    I do not know the deftech pro100, however the Velodyne CHT-10 states that it is not advisable to use the auto-power (or standby) function when connecting the LFE lead to only one of the inputs. Maybe this works for your subwoofer as well. I.e. connect the LFE feed to both inputs and the problem could be resolved....
     
  3. andrewmellor

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    Thanks dejongi!

    Is there an option for the auto-power mode that can be disabled?

    As for connecting to both...I remember now that 'Y' splitters?? were mentioned, Is this a cable that will fit into the LFE in and the left and right? i.e it might be a 1-->3 or 5? connector cable?
    I'll have a look at the sub tonight as i'm sure there's high and low in there somewhere as well...Doh!

    cheers..Andrew
     
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    I was told by my retailer, about my DefTech Pro 100, that the LFE input cable SHOULD be connected to BOTH the LFE input and either of the other (ie R or L) inputs using a Y splitter.

    This doesn't prevent it from going into standby, but it does make it more apt to come out of standby and/or stay powered up.

    In fact (for reasons I won't bore you with) I have my LFE cable connected ONLY to the right channel input on the sub. Appears to be no different to if it's connected to both.
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for that Nigel.
    Do you still have issues with it going into standby a lot?
    Should the sub power up again if a 'decent' amount of bass is sent to it?
    Do you think connecting to the r/l channel input keeps out of standby better than direct to LFE? Suppose I could try it anyway?
    sorry for allthe questions!
    thanks again....Andrew
     
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