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Ruark Advice Please

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Stinky985, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Stinky985

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    Just got my Vita 100 (though on the back of the sub it says 120) and have noticed the following:
    1. there is a hum which i think is because i am only using the cheap lead that came with it - i have another on on order.
    2. The auto standby doesnt seem to work. There is no obvious way of telling if it is on or sleeping. Can someone confirm that the LED changes from green when in sleep mode? Its supposed to kick in after 10 mins but i left it for over an hour last night and that light stayed green.
    Can someone help me out?! Thanks.
     
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    The 2 are probably related as the sub may consider the hum to be of a high enough level to warrant staying in "on" mode.

    Definitely worth trying another cable as it may well solve both problems. :)
     
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    never thought of that! So if i disconnect the lead from the sub, should the sub auto power down if there's no hum? I have ordered a decent subwoofer cable - there are no decent retailers near me, well not ones that charge fairly!
     
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    I think that should be the case but there's only one way to find out. :)
     
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    yep i have turned it on.. will wait 10 mins and see what happens!
     
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    if a new lead doesnt sort the hum - could it be faulty? It is a noticble hum and only with a lead connected
     
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    It could be a number of things but I doubt it's faulty. There are loads of threads on here about sub hum, do a search for "Sub Hum" and "Ground Loops" and you should find plenty of information about the source of the hum and ways to fix it. :)
     
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    well i tried it with out a cable and it DID go into standby! your a genius ta! I've read the posts and i reckon a decent lead will sort it - the cheap crappy lead you get with stuff arent good are they and theres lots of other cables around! Thanks again
     

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