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So subwoofer output on Pioneer VSX-D608

My receiver was in storage for about a year. When I brought it out I found that the subwoofer channel no longer worked.

Any ideas what to look for? I opened it up and looked for something obvious like cracked solder around the connector, but I didn't see anything. Right now I'm using it without a subwoofer, but I really miss the bottom end.

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Re: So subwoofer output on Pioneer VSX-D608


I too have had mine in storage for a long time, and have unfortunately lost the manual.

I initially had the same issues as you, it seems that we need to set a DSP mode, then play with the channels and boost the output on the sub woofer channel, if you are lucky enough to still have the remote I just remember like 10 mins ago, pressing the " >> " button up the top takes you through some settings (Can't remember the way to do it without the remote :( ), and one of them is sub woofer on and off.

I hope that gets you in the right direction. :) Still trying to work it out myself.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

Re: So subwoofer output on Pioneer VSX-D608

Coryr here again. It turns out you were absolutely correct. I didn't have a dsp mode selected (I thought I did).

Thanks for your help.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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