If the subwoofer is not working, I have to plug and unplug it untill it comes on again. After a period of time, it kicks off again. I've tried pluggit into other outlets with the same results. Could there be a bad connection in the subwoofer?
Yes it can be.You can check it with ohmmeter the impedance should be 4 or 8 ohms.But if you can disassembly the sub its better then you can see and check everything.My guess is that one of the cables on the speakers connector is broken and its just touching the conntact.
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Try right behind the power panel. Certain models you have to remove amplifier back panel. Then some are soldered on and some are encased in some kind of holder usually by the power input. Be carefull of electric shock. Make sure device is un-plugged while powered on to help with discharging internal capacitors if possible or drain caps with appropriate resistor to drain them safely if possible.
Single driver, bass reflex system with critically tuned resistive port and built-in amplifier
High-current, discrete output, 90 watts RMS
Soft clipping, thermal protection
Frequency Response On-Axis
29Hz - 150Hz
Low Frequency Driver
210mm (8 in) extended travel with 38mm (1-1/2 in) voice-coil, aluminum former
Low Frequency Extension
29 Hz (DIN)
Black Ash, Light Cherry, Dark Cherry
From A/V receiver/processor or Paradigm X-Series Subwoofer Control Unit mono-sub out or preamp left/right output;From receiver/amplifier speaker terminals or main/satellite speaker terminals
25 lbs. (11 kg)
13.25" × 9.75" × 15"
(34cm × 25cm × 38cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
I have the same problem. An external transformer would step down the voltage, but it wouldn't help with the frequency, which would still be 50Hz. Paradigm says there's a risk of burnout if an unmodified PDR-10 is run at 50Hz rather than 60Hz
I have exactly the same situation with my PDR-10. Paradigm techs were of no help, don't me to take it to a service centre which i did. Of course when it was there they plugged it in and it stayed on for a day and a half so no problem right? Get it home, nothing, plugged and replugged, got it on once but not for long. Opened up back, everything including fuse looks solid and fine....to naked eye anyhow.
There is a chance that your wiring is producing this problem. Manufacturers don't always make equipment that is compatible with each other. The biggest problem's are "ground loops". Radio Shack has a non-electrical device that separates the common ground from all equipment. You basically connect it between your amp out's and in's - cables included. It is possible that other manufactures also make and sell this device too. It's main "Google" name would most likely be - "Ground Loop Isolators". If you are using the actually speaker outputs into your subwoofer amp input(s), check your polarity wiring again. Good luck with your system - it sounds like it'll rock when it's all setup correctly.
Click on Paradigm (below FIXYA) on this website, type in your model number & search. You will get a shortlist; click on your model,below the page u will get Manual/Guides. Click on the blue, you have your manual on line. If available, that is.