How do I check if my SUB output is working.

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  1. Ruben Zamora

    Ruben Zamora Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey guys. I noticed the other day my Sub wasnt working. Now I hope its the sub. Cuz its a piece of crap Aiwa sub. Allll my other speakers are good except the cheap sub. I PRAY ITS THE SUB and not my Onkyo 575X. To be sure, how can I check that my Onkyo Sub out is working. I tried putting the volt meter to it and I get some readins, but you never with those things [​IMG]. So I want to be absolutly sure its the sub and not my Reciever.
    The fuse in the sub is good.
     
  2. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast

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    I am guessing the sub connects with an RCA cable, yes? Try using a different cable. If the sub also has line-level terminals that accept speaker wire, try hooking the sub up to the receiver's A or B channel and see if it works now. You might also possibly consider taking the sub to your local A/V shop, explaining the situation and asking if they can hook it up to one of their receivers and see if it will work. Good luck.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    An easy to check signal output is with a cassette deck. Plug your sub output into a “Line In” jack, pop in a tape and push “Pause/Record.” If you can get a reading on the meter, your sub out is good.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. Ruben Zamora

    Ruben Zamora Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks guys.
    Wayne, I did the Tape Deck thing you said and I get a signal. So its the Sub.
    Damn, Now i need to get a sub [​IMG]
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Or, you can disconnect all your speakers except for the sub, and if you have your crossover(s) and speaker settings set correctly (small/large), you should be able to hear *something*. If not? It's the sub!
    Now, you get to decide what to get next! [​IMG]
     

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