Samsung reciever no bass to towers

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  1. Brdenn18

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    I have a Samsung hw-d700 reliever rated at 120w @6ohms. Bi amped. Going to 2 alpha 50 8ohm infinity tower speakers.Towers are setup to be bi amped.
    My problem is I get not much bass out of three woofers in the towers.
    I have the receiver crossover set to 60hz. The front speakers set to large. Is the same weather I have the sub set to on or off....
    Myou understanding is that 120watts or more at 8 ohms.... should be going through just them woofers.. and that should be plenty to get them pumping pretty well. . Right now I can turn reliever 90% up and woofers barely move...
    Any help on fixing would be appreciated.
     
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    First of all, forget the power rating. Second, if you have your speakers set to large the crossover is ignored in that the full frequency range will be sent to the speakers.

    What material are you listening to?
     
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    Did you use auto calibration function?
    Disable subwoofer.
    Set receiver in stereo mode and try to get bass out of it.
     
  4. Brdenn18

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    It's while listening to music and movies.
    Have tried small and large for speakers and yes sub disabled.
    I got the reciever used so didn't have the auto cal mic with it. And I've tried turning up the levels of the fronts.
    Have yet to try stereo.. will have to tonight.
    Violator- so leave at large or small... be cause even in large the built in crossover in speaker should filter out bass to the tweeters side right?
    I'm kinda new to all this....
     
  5. Mark.Yudkin

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    To force bass through the towers, you need to set the speakers to large, Since you say you did this and it didn't help, I would guess that there's an error in the bi-amping setup in the receiver. To test this, revert to using a single speaker wire (the default for the channel) and the speaker's shorting leads, and see what happens. If that works, it is indeed your bi-amping setup.
     
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    I'll havery to see if can find the jumper leads back and give a try. If still crap then time for new reciever?
     
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    You can connect only one lead to just the bass speaker inputs to see if that works even if you can't find the jumper leads. If it's working correctly then you should get reasonable movement at high volume.

    Have you tried a factory reset of amp in case there is a weird setting selected
     
  8. Brdenn18

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    No I havent. I'll see if can find how to do that.
     
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    Worst case I guess the becomes my garage reciever and I find something better.
     
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    If you can't find the original jumpers, just use a piece of speaker wire to link up the terminals,

    I rather doubt if it's the receiver at fault. Most likely it's configuration (bi-amping, speakers not set large; reset receiver) or that the speaker's woofers are knackered (which is why I would recommend running the speakers as small and using a subwoofer for the bass). But first you need to carry out some basic testing,
     

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