Klipsch KSW12 "auto off"

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Jeff McMaster, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Jeff McMaster

    Jeff McMaster Auditioning

    Mar 5, 2003
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    My Klipsch KSW12 auto off does not work. I have to manually switch the sub off (and on). Does anyone know of how to fix?
  2. Bill Kane

    Bill Kane Screenwriter

    Feb 5, 2001
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    Many times people post saying there must be something wrong with their hardware, when usually it can be traced to CONNECTIONS.

    Here's the classic "fix" for sub AUTO-ON.

    (To review, as you know, the Auto-On feature allows the sub amp to sleep after a set period of no signal. Usually a LED lite goes from red to green or viceversa. It's left in standby 24/7)

    Some subs wont power up when a new signal is sent because the SWFR LEVEL setting in the receiver's remote set-up menu is set too near the bottom of the scale.

    The trick is to raise this about 6dB and then recalibrate (Yes, you have to do this) the sub with a SPL meter by turning down the sub amp's knob to compensate.

    As a last resort, others also will get a RadioShack Y-Splitter (Female to 2 Male)to boost the SUBOUT cable signal to the sub amp's L&R. Otherwise a splitter isnt needed.

    Then recalibrate!


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