"Fluffing" an auto-on Subwoofer

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  1. Matt*B

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    Hey all,

    I have a nice Cerwin Vega Subwoofer, and I really enjoy it - however I have one question about it. The power option on the sub are "off" and "auto on".

    Since it is auto on, when it's turned on, the sub will nto kick in until there is a significant enough bass signal. Sometimes if the volume is low, or if the bass signal isnt strong enough, the sub won't kick on when it should.... there may be a 30 second delay.

    I wanted to know if there was anything I could do to fluff the sub into active mode manually so that it will immediately pick up any bass

    Thanks,

    M
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    Hey all,

    I have a nice Cerwin Vega Subwoofer, and I really enjoy it - however I have one question about it. The power option on the sub are "off" and "auto on".

    Since it is auto on, when it's turned on, the sub will nto kick in until there is a significant enough bass signal. Sometimes if the volume is low, or if the bass signal isnt strong enough, the sub won't kick on when it should.... there may be a 30 second delay.

    I wanted to know if there was anything I could do to fluff the sub into active mode manually so that it will immediately pick up any bass

    Thanks,

    M
    ([email protected])
     
  3. aaron campbell

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    Hey Matt, Are you using the lfe input to the sub? If so, you should be able to boost the signal on your receiver settings.

    Aaron
     
  4. aaron campbell

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    Hey Matt, Are you using the lfe input to the sub? If so, you should be able to boost the signal on your receiver settings.

    Aaron
     
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    Does your sub have left and right RCA inputs? If so, go to radio shack and buy a splitter so you can input the signal to both inputs.
     
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    Does your sub have left and right RCA inputs? If so, go to radio shack and buy a splitter so you can input the signal to both inputs.
     
  7. Matt*B

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    Hey guys....

    If by "lfe" you mean the RCA input, then yes, that's what I am using....Yea, I have the L and R inputs filled already as well. Boosting the amp sub volume and lowering the phsical sub volume makes sense and I'll give that a shot...

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
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    Hey guys....

    If by "lfe" you mean the RCA input, then yes, that's what I am using....Yea, I have the L and R inputs filled already as well. Boosting the amp sub volume and lowering the phsical sub volume makes sense and I'll give that a shot...

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
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    or you can just leave it always on..doesn't draw much current...that's what some of us here, do. In fact, the SVS guys recommended it to me when I had the same question a couple of years back
     
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    or you can just leave it always on..doesn't draw much current...that's what some of us here, do. In fact, the SVS guys recommended it to me when I had the same question a couple of years back
     
  11. Matt*B

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    Hello...

    I thought about leaving it on. But i thought the sub would just go into dormant mode again when the sound was shut off. That is, once there is no sound for a bit, it will go back into sleep mode.... Or does leaving it on somehow keep it more ready for sound? I just want it to BE ON ALWAYS and be ready to punch as soon as the first bass line hits....

    Matt
     
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    Hello...

    I thought about leaving it on. But i thought the sub would just go into dormant mode again when the sound was shut off. That is, once there is no sound for a bit, it will go back into sleep mode.... Or does leaving it on somehow keep it more ready for sound? I just want it to BE ON ALWAYS and be ready to punch as soon as the first bass line hits....

    Matt
     
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    well, do you have the option to have it "always on" or not? if you do, then leaving it "always on" is the best option, barring some reason this not be feasible. "always on" is just that; always on. no "sleeping".
     
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    well, do you have the option to have it "always on" or not? if you do, then leaving it "always on" is the best option, barring some reason this not be feasible. "always on" is just that; always on. no "sleeping".
     
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    interesting use of the term "fluffing". and yes, i understand what it means [​IMG]

    ag.
     
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    interesting use of the term "fluffing". and yes, i understand what it means [​IMG]

    ag.
     
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    heh

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    heh

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    As was mentioned, turn the gain up in the receiver's sub level setting, and adjust it down on the sub to get your correct level. The higher output voltage from the receiver should turn it on correctly.

    Your receiver's bass management settings are a factor as well. What crossover setting are you using? What are your speaker settings? Large or small? Is your sub set to LFE only?
     
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    As was mentioned, turn the gain up in the receiver's sub level setting, and adjust it down on the sub to get your correct level. The higher output voltage from the receiver should turn it on correctly.

    Your receiver's bass management settings are a factor as well. What crossover setting are you using? What are your speaker settings? Large or small? Is your sub set to LFE only?
     

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