onkyo and polk ponderings

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David_Larkins, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. David_Larkins

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    Hello All,

    Don't know if anyone out there might have my same (or very similar) setup and could tell me if they notice something similar.

    I have an Onkyo 676 receiver, and my speakers are Polk Audio rt2000i mains, Polk cs245 center, and Polk 5jr surrounds. I listen to quite a bit of music on the system. (sometimes 2-ch only, sometimes in the 5-ch. stereo mode).

    What I notice is this: The powered subs in the rti2000's (which I love BTW) won't kick on unless I get the volume on the onkyo up to about 25 or 26. (Unless you have this receiver this may be a meaningless number, but the reference level is 62, and max is about 80.) I find that somewhere around 18-22 is a perfectly acceptable level for quiet listening, but even at quite levels I would like for the low end to have the same relative level as for louder listenting.

    Don't get me wrong, I have been VERY pleased with my system, but this one little thing sort of irks me.

    Does anyone have a clue as to what might be going on?
     
  2. Thomas_A

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    are you using the LFE on the 20001 or the Line level in speaker wires. I have the 2001 and a yammie 795a and dont find your issue...Mine are running line level though? just a question
     
  3. David_Larkins

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    A good point...

    I am using the sub pre-out via RCA cable to the sub in on the speakers. Front L and R to the speakers via 16 gauge monster cable. Gold binding clips are off of the speakers.

    Thomas_A, do you experience any volume at which the subs don't power on, or do they come on pretty much as soon as you turn on audio regardless of the volume?
     
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    a second delay after I turn my stereo on..and the speakers are stairing at me (green lights) and pumping away. I have mine set to auto and are just a tad past 12:00 on volume
     

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