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Subwoofer does not work

Not sound from sub woofer. HT R 500 Onkyo.

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SOURCE: very low ouput from subwoofer preout

Onkyo to Onkyo, sub/receiver, problem fixed by inceasing volume on receiver. Seems the sub audio input does not pick up LF's below a certain output level from the receiver. So, guess I have to live with that. I only hope my nieghbor in the apartment below me can too!

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a onkyo HT-S7100.

hello you need to check if subwoofer is working also make a test ..testing the outputs for subwoofer,dont forget to view a program using high bass and pay attention if it works........saludos

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: No sound from Sub Pre-out on Onkyo TX-SR606

Also, it could possibly the preout terminal itself that is not working. One way to prove that is by transferring the subwoofer cable from the preout and temporarily transfer it to the tape out section. If it ouputs sound from there, then that means the speaker and the cables are working fine and it's just the preout terminal itself that is not picking up anything. ^_^

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: I have an Onkyo HT-R8230 receiver and I can not

The manual is available at

If you don't have the center and sub defined in the Onkyo they will never work. See page 20.

If that is all set and you still have problems...

To prove the center speaker works, connect it to one of the front channels.

To prove the sub works, connect it via RCA cable(s) to the Tape Out and play something containing deep bass. You should see it come out of standby and hear something, albeit only the deep bass.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Dear Sir, I have purchased Onkyo

It would be better for me to advice you if at least you did mention the price range so that I can refer you between your budget for the same. Since your Onkyo Unit is 5.1, I would highly recommend you to get a 5.1 channel Speaker for the best output and performance. If you prefer a high-end for home, then you can check out this Logitech's Z5500 (Click Here). The price is around $359 and the performance is excellent.

If you would just want to play music and songs at home, I would recommend this Logitech Z506 (Click Here), it's a Surround Sound Speaker and the price is about $100.
Both the machines are compatible with your Onkyo Tx-SR308.
From other brands like "Creative" you can check out here (Click Here)
Still more here, but don't get the Wireless or USB.

If you have problem or if you need further help, please let me know.

Good Luck.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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SOURCE: Onkyo -TX SR604 sub woofer

change the capacitors on the audio board

Posted on Feb 18, 2011

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I have an onkyo reciver and 7.1 speaker system. The powered sub-woofer keeps timing out and when I run the automatic speaker test on the reciever, it does not see the sub-woofer. I checked the reciver...

I assume you mean the subwoofer remains silent during the test. Perhaps the subwoofer is where we should be looking.

If you jack it into one or both of the Tape Out connectors and play some music with substantial low bass, does it make any sound? This would at least prove it is alive.

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Hi My Onkyo TX - SR875 has lost sound from Sub Woofer? not sure if the reciever or the Speaker? Any way to check? Martin

Hook the subwoofer RCA input cable to one of the other Pre-Outs. It won't sound GOOD but it will prove if the sub still works.

Then, if the Sub is alive, reconnect it to the Sub Out.
Get into the SETUP and make sure the Onkyo still knows you have a sub and do all the setup for the speakers.

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I have no output from subwoofer

Hello Fixya customer,

Thank you for your question.

Please check that the sub woofer and RCA cable are working by removing the RCA wire from the Sub woofer output of the Onkyou and touching the center terminal of the RCA plug. You should here a hum when it is touched.

If you get the hum, then the next step is to "Clear" the Onkyo by holding down the "VCR and Stby" button until you see "Clear" on the display. Warning, this will clear any settings special that you have made to the receiver, but will get you back to the Factory settings.

Lastly, check various sound fields, and the Sub woofer volume setting, if you still do not get sound, please have a Onlyo service center verify the output.

Thank you using Fixya.

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I have a onkyo HT-S7100. and when im watching my hd tv. i only hear sound out of the side, rear, and center speaker. not the center or the sub woofer. what do i do?

hello you need to check if subwoofer is working also make a test ..testing the outputs for subwoofer,dont forget to view a program using high bass and pay attention if it works........saludos

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Yes turing on the "A" speaker is required for the Onkyo, but that only turns on the 2 front speakers in the "A" speaker jacks.

You may also need to check and see if the Onkyo has a menu selection in the setup menu that will turn on the sub woofer output on the back of the receiver.

I have seen on countless occasions where people just have a hard time finding that sub woofer option on their receiver.

I do not have the manuals for this Onkyo, so I can not tell you the exact way to find it.

I have been repairing surround receivers since they have been on the market and beleive me, you are not alone in this situation.

Sometimes it seems like you need a Phd. in programming or something similar just to firgure out how to set one of these up.

The solution should be in your owners manual, with the problem then being, just where in the manual. Go slowly thru it paying the closest attention to anything about set up procedures.

I have also seen at times where the setup for the sub-woofer is not listed as sub-woofer, but as "LFE" (low frequency effect) . So keep your eyes open for that.

something else, your sub woofer may have an auto turn on. That means it will only turn on if it detects an input signal. Make sure yo uhave the volume up enough on the receiver to trigger that auto turn on if yours has one.

I would like to have been more help, but without the manuals I can only give you general type thngs to look for. These type of receivers are all so different and all so complicated to operate. The days of just turning on a stereo, selecting your source and turning up the volume seem to be over.

Let me know if you need any more assistance from me.


p.s. Very nice system you have, when you get the Kef working I think you are going to just love this system. and Onkyo has the best quality receivers in their price range.

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