Controlling My Sub

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  1. Corey_ Williams

    Corey_ Williams Stunt Coordinator

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    I am sure that the answer to my question is very simple. Here goes...

    Is there any way I can automtically turn my sub on when I turn my receiver on? :b
     
  2. Andre Barros

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    Depends on your sub and your receiver model and brand. What are you using?

    My current sub has a Auto/On switch. If left on auto it will turn itself on as soon as it senses a signal from the receiver and will go off (stand-by) about 15 minutes after the receiver has stoped sending a signal to the sub. This allows me to plug my sub directly to a power outlet on the wall.

    Before I had this JBL sub I was using a Pioneer sub and that one didn't have an Auto/On switch, it would power up as soon as it was pluged into a power outlet. In that case I used the power outlet on the back of my receiver to power the sub, that way everytime I turned on the receiver the sub turned on and it went off as soon as I turned off the receiver.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    André
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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  4. Arnold_R

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    I had a similar situation with my QSC sub amp. What I did was I used a relay which was switched on/off by my receiver thru the switched outlet. The sub amp is then connected in series with the relay. When my receiver turned on, the relay would be energized and the relay would complete the circuit to my sub amp which would turn on a little after my receiver. I think it cost me only $10 or 15.

    Arnold
     
  5. Corey_ Williams

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    Andre,

    I have an old Cerwin Vega sub. It does not have a standby mode. What model JBL are you using? I was considering upgrading to the JBL SP120II, Paradigm's 12 or 2220.

    Does anyone have experience with either of theses subs?

    Wayne,

    Is this true of all receivers' switch plugs?
     
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  7. Andre Barros

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    Corey,

    My sub is the JBL 10" 150 watts that comes with the SCS 150 SI speaker system. I believe its called SUB 150 but from what I know it is not sold separately. From what you mentioned this will not be enough for you (it is for me beacuse this setup is in my bedroom). It is inferior to the PB series and it doesn't have a cross-over but it puts out decent sound and bass for my needs. I'll be upgrading my speakers soon to Northeridge series and I'll be getting a PB-10. I've heard both PB 10 and 12 at the store and at a friends house and I loved the sound. As far as the others you mentioned I have no info on them, I'm just one of those JBL guys [​IMG]

    Regards,

    André
     

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