Not getting any bass

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  1. Bill*M

    Bill*M Auditioning

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    My system is about 4 years old. I have 2 Polk RT1000p front speakers, CS245 center channel, 2 Polk Mseries surround and a Velodyne CT80 powered subwoofer.
    I recently bought a new pioneer VSX-D912 and can't seem to get any bass at all. The lowest setting for crossover on the reciever is 100. My 2 fronts have a built in sub.
    I am getting really confused with all the connection choices I have. My receiver has a pre-amp outlet to the sub, which I am currently using. Then there is controls on the back of the sub, that I have no idea what they are for. I set my speakers to small and yes to a SW.
    If anyone out there can help this noob, I would surely appreciate it.

    Bill
     
  2. SimiA

    SimiA Second Unit

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    Since you have a powered SW, I'd check to see if those controls on it are in the "ON" position, and that you have the volume turned up.
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  3. Bill*M

    Bill*M Auditioning

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    The SW is in the on position and the volume turned all the way up. I also have a knob for low-pass crossover 40hz-120hz. Not sure where to put this. I have this set to 120hz. I also have a phase switch 0 or 180. Another switch for direct or internal crossover. ALso have 2 sets of rca inputs one set is input and the other set is 80hz high-pass cossover. As I said I am not sure how to set this SW up. I have looked and read some of the posts in these forums and just getting more confused.
    Any suggestions

    Thanks in advance
    Bill
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    The controls on the sub are for volume, phase, and the crossover freq at the sub if needed. Leave the crossover relatively high for now.

    If you're not getting *anything* from the sub, then it's probably either something silly like is it plugged in right, etc, or it's probably more likely settings in the receiver. Make sure you have the subwoofer set to on, and set your speakers to small.

    Get into your receiver's settings, set things small, sub to on, etc, and report back see what progress we're making just to make sure the sub works.
     

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