HELP - Onkyo DS500 won't play LFE channel

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  1. Mike Trueblood

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    I recently finished my new kick ass surround sound system. I purchased the Onkyo DS500 new and everything seems to be fine, except for the LFE channel of 5.1
    When I select Mode 3 (play LFE channel) for the sub on the reciever I get no sound from my sub. When I switch back to Mode 1 (play bass from all 5 speakers) it plays. I can tell that I'm missing out on the lows that should be sent to the LFE durring crashes and explosions on my DVDs as the bass part gets lost. I have tried changing cables and get the same result. Thanks for your help, this is my last resort before calling onkyo.

    Mike
     
  2. ChristopherBer

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    Have you tried to using Mode 2? In Mode 1 it takes the bass and places them on the satellites. The subwoofer two mode will place all bass on your subwoofer.
     
  3. Mike Trueblood

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    the problem is that the very low bass is in the LFE track of a 5.1 input, and that is played through mode 3 in the reciever. When its in mode 3 however the sub plays nothing.
     
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    Check your subwoofer it is likely the cause of this.
     
  5. Mike Trueblood

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    ChristopherBer,

    Please explain. The sub plays fine in all other modes.
     

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