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Only subwoofer works at high volumes

I've got klipsch bookshelf, center and surround speakers along with an RW 8 subwoofer (powered).  At high volumes, the other speakers sometimes kick off and only the subwoofer works for a brief period of time.  It's getting quite annoying and I don't believe it's my connections because I've reconnected all the speakers.  I'm wondering if it's a problem with my receiver, such as overheating?  I have a technics sa-dx 950 that's served me well and is 100 watts/ channel.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  -J

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  • theprofesor Dec 27, 2007

    I failed to mention that my problem only seems to occur when I use my dvd player to play music (not when I'm playing dvd's) or run my ipod through the cd channel on my receiver. It does not appear to happen when using the fm/am channel. Thanks -J

  • theprofesor Dec 27, 2007

    Don't think it's the dvd because it's happening on the cd channel when I use the ipod also. Cables appear to be in good order and have been reconnected.

  • theprofesor Dec 27, 2007

    I did try readjusting the filter by setting all my other speakers to small- still no results

  • theprofesor Dec 27, 2007

    I'm wondering which cable it might be. I assume it could be the LFE cable that runs from the subwoofer to the receiver because I doubt it's both the monster cables running from cd to receiver and dvd to receiver. Any thoughts?

  • theprofesor Dec 27, 2007

    It does only occur after the music has been playing for a while. That's why I was wondering if it's an overheating problem.

  • theprofesor Dec 27, 2007

    I'll try replacing the LFE cable but I'm still a bit sceptical because the subwoofer keeps playing-it's the other speakers that shut off.

  • theprofesor Dec 28, 2007

    No, the other speakers do not turn off if the woofer is not hooked up

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Its probably the filter setting for speakers or speaker size/impedence or distance excerpt from page 12:
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SIZE
Change to suit the speakers you have connected.
LARGE: For speakers that can reproduce a full sound range,
particularly the bass range below 100 Hz.
SMALL: For speakers that cannot adequately reproduce the bass
range. This setting is sufficient for most speakers if you are
using a subwoofer.
NONE: For speakers you haven’t connected (center or surround).
The factory settings are: Front: LARGE
Center and surround: SMALL
For the subwoofer, select YES if you have connected one (factory
setting), or NO if you have not.
DISTANCE
Enter the distance of the speakers from the seating position so that
the sound from all the speakers (except for the subwoofer) reaches
you at the same time.
You can select distances between 1.0 and 10.0 m at 0.1 m
intervals.
The factory settings are: Front and center: 3.0 m
Surround: 1.5 m
FILTER
This setting allows you to change the cut-off for bass output from
the front speakers. If you set the front speakers to “SMALL”, the
filter is set to 100 Hz. Raise the cut-off if the bass from the front
speakers is unsatisfactory so that this bass is output through the
subwoofer.
You can raise the cut-off from 100 Hz to either 150 Hz or 200 Hz.
DR COMP - Dynamic range compression
Change this setting to view software at low volume (such as late at
night) and maintain audio clarity. This setting works with Dolby
Digital software. It reduces the peak level in loud scenes without
affecting the sound field.
OFF: The software is played with the original dynamic range
(factory setting).
STANDARD: The level recommended by the producer of the
software for household viewing.
MAX: The maximum allowable compression (recommended for
night viewing).
D-INPUT - Digital input
Change these settings to suit the connections you have made to the
three digital input terminals, COAX, OPT1, and OPT2 (\ page 7),
so that the correct source is selected when you turn [INPUT
SELECTOR] (\ page 18).
The factory settings are: CD: COAX
DVD: OPT2
TV: OPT1

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Hey these type of problems can happen only wen the cables go wrong ... better replace the cables and give a try ...

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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    Kanth raj Dec 27, 2007

    Its the cable connecting the sub woofer to receiver ... Just give a try ...

    GUD LUCK!!

  • Kanth raj
    Kanth raj Dec 27, 2007

    Please plss don mind i gave a careless reply ... try changing the cable running between the receiver and the speakers which goes off....

    GUD LUCK!!!

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It could be your receiver but you can try seeing if the Woofer has a input knob at the back, maybe this down, or maybe.if possible turn down the amount going to the woofer with your receiver.

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    Simon Zwaan Dec 27, 2007

    *maybe turn this down

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    Simon Zwaan Dec 27, 2007

    Then the problem lies in your dvd player i think, maybe your audio cables ?

  • Simon Zwaan
    Simon Zwaan Dec 27, 2007

    If the problem dos not occur when audio is played on dvd's or through radio, it might lay in the quality of your cd ?

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    Simon Zwaan Dec 27, 2007

    Does it only occur after the music has been playing for a while ? because then it might be,what you mentioned, your receiver.

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    Simon Zwaan Dec 27, 2007

    Do the other speakers turn off when the woofer is not hooked up too?

  • Simon Zwaan
    Simon Zwaan Dec 28, 2007

    That might mean there is something wrong with the woofer itself or the wiring leading up to the woofer.

    Does your woofer have a built-in amp ?

    try turning it down.

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