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Tip for your home theater system: tweak your subwoofer level and crossover controls

An important tip regarding your home theater system is to Tweak subwoofer-level and crossover controls:
Test tones and meters aren't the final arbiters in the bass department. If your sub's bass is boomy, thick, or uneven, first try lowering its volume --most people complain that their sub louder than necessary. Next, if your satellites are very small, the crossover control should also be set to its midpoint or higher. Bigger speakers produce more bass on their own, so they sound best with the sub's crossover knob set at or near the bottom of its range. Finally, moving the sub out of the corner and closer to one of the front speakers may produce smoother, flatter bass.

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I have a Samsung HT-C550, is there a separate power switch or something for the Sub-woofer? It seems to not have a lot of power.


If it is making any sound at all then it is "on".

Check your subwoofer function and level with Test Tones (page 29) and Auto Sound Calibration (page 30) and don't expect too much from an 8-lb 6.5" subwoofer and a multichannel amp that only draws 75 watts of electricity. Maybe place the sub nearer to a corner.

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Mar 23, 2011 | Samsung Ht-c550 5.1 Dvd Home Theater...

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can i put an extra sub woofer on my lg da3525 via the woofer out socket and what plug do i require to do this


Hi,

How to Connect 2 Subwoofers to One Receiver

Subwoofers produce the deep bass sounds that give home theater the realism of being at the movies. A good subwoofer can rattle the walls during action sequences, while adding depth to recorded music and a heightened sense of feeling in the midst of a televised sporting event. Because most home theater receivers are equipped with a single subwoofer jack, connecting a second subwoofer requires a simple audio adapter available at electronics stores. Self-powered subwoofers have their own built-in amplifiers to drive the bass speakers, so they cannot drain power on the main receiver in a system and thus pose no danger to the equipment, even when an extra subwoofer is connected.

Things You'll Need:

Home theater receiver
Y-adapter with RCA jacks on two ends and an RCA plug on the other, available at electronics stores.
2 RCA subwoofer cables
2 subwoofers


Instructions


Plug the Y-adapter into the home theater receiver's "Subwoofer OUT" jack.


Connect an RCA subwoofer cable to each jack on the Y adapter and route the cables to the subwoofers in the room. Because subwoofers deliver an omnidirectional sound, the boxes can be placed anywhere they won't get in the way, but within reach of an electrical outlet..


Plug an RCA cable into the "Sub IN" jack on the back of each subwoofer.


Connect the subwoofers to wall outlets and turn on each unit by pressing the power button, typically located on the back panel.


Adjust the volume and crossover settings on each subwoofer as desired. The crossover adjustment knob tells the subwppfer which low-end frequencies to reproduce from the audio signal, such as a movie on DVD. All frequencies higher than the crossover setting will be transferred to the other speakers connected to the receiver.



Tips & Warnings

Use subwoofers that are closely matched in power, as rated in watts, when using two subwoofers in a home theater setup.

Disconnect the subwoofers from the power supply while making the audio connections.


Have a nice day...

Feb 19, 2011 | LG DA-3525 Theater System

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Continous low level pulsing but no Base Response from JBL PSW1000


There is a huge discussion among audio enthusiast regarding subwoofer output and how you should connect your sub to your system. If sub preout is turned and on your amp/receiver and you are able to adjust the crossover frequency adjust your crossover frequency to highest setting, higher HZ number, so you don't double low pass filter your signal too much. If you can adjust crossover frequency on your receiver and your sub allows separate connection to by pass it's filter, use that instead.
There is a great article on Polk Audio website regarding Home Theater setup. You can use it as reference and tweak it to your taste.

Aug 18, 2009 | JBL PSW1000 Speaker

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no sound coming from subwoofer


Hi,
Sure we will help you, but you need to check these,
1.Wiring connection from dvd player to home theater system,
2.Wiring connection of a home theater amplifier to speakers,
3.While playing the Original dvd the 5.1 audio you have to manually enable.
and if you still find any difficult please feel free to contact.

Mar 28, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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