I am trying to hook up a subwoofer to the audio out connection on my KDL32S3000. When I go into setup and set the audio out to fixed, the subwoofer works(but has fixed volume level). When I set the audio out to variable, I get no sound out of the subwoofer. I want to set it up as variable so the tv's volume control will control the subwoofers volume as well as the tv speakers. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
You clearly understand that you need to use a variable line out to control the subwoofer volume via the TV. As the setup seems reasonable, I'm wondering if the subwoofer is getting a signal, but that it is at line-level and not internally amplified by the subwoofer speaker. Generally, if the subwoofer must be plugged into an AC socket in the wall, it has an internal amplifier and can be fed line-level audio. If it is "passive", it has no amplifier, and it must receive an amplified signal (over speaker wire) from an amplifier (or integrated receiver). TV's don't generally have connections to send out an amplified signal.
If the subwoofer is indeed amplified, then this is obviously not the problem, but it's the first thing to verify given the information provided.
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Some sound bars have a seperate power cord, did you plug it in. Also, the source for the sound, are you using the audio outputs and not the audio inputs. They are all the same color (red and white) so you may have plugged in the wrong ones. If the sound bar is getting power, say a green led and the source for it is the tvs audio ouput jacks you might have to see if there is a seperate remote for the sound bar and raise the volume. Lastly the tvs audio output might have a seperate setting, it could be fixed or variable. Fixed will only change volume with the sound bar remote. In variable you will be able to change the volume with the tv remote but first you have to raise the sound bar level. Hope this helps in some way.
I assume you have everything hooked up? You should have the Audio Out from your interface module connected to the Audio IN of the TV. The sound should be set to fixed, not variable. Variable means you control the sound output from the TV which controls the sound from the Bose. Not Good. Sound quality is not as good and confusing to customers. Make sure your selecting the right tv input on the Bose system. You should be good to go.
No variable audio out means that whatever the volume is at on the TV it will output that level from the TV. So if you have your surround sound on and if you change the volume on your TV it will also make your surround sound louder with out having to turn up that volume on your surround sound, but if you have your volume muted then so will the audio out. So if it is a fixed audio out then no matter what level you have the TV set to it will output the same level. If you just want audio to go to your surround sound then just hook the video cables up to your TV and the audio to your surround sound. I would guess that you are using Red and White cables... If you are that only gives you left and right audio. Not surround sound, so you would want to run optical, HDMI, digital coax, or the analog 6 channel audio cables.
The response to your question is in two parts. There should be a couple of RCA jacks on the rear or side of the set labeled "output". These need to be connected to the input of the wireless headset transmitter. The second thig is to determine where the volume is to be controlled. The output from the set can be either Fixed or Variable. This means that teh volume can be controlled by the volume up/down at the set or not. Fixed mode is for connecting to a receiver where the volume is controlled by the receiver and changing the volume at the set will have no effect. Using the variable output mode will allow you to control the level of audio entering the transmitter and thus the volume. This assumes that the headphones do not have a volume control on them.
Setting the output to be either Fixed or Variable is controlled by the audio menu of the set. Please note that in variable mode, any internal speakers would need to be disabled as well.
Go to on screen audio setup, turn off the internal TV speakers to OFF, set the audio output to 'VARIABLE' (the audio line out signal at the TV RCA JACKS (RED & WHITE) will be controlled by the TV remote), connect a set of RCA cable from the TV AUDIO LINE OUT to the audio input of the wireless speaker transmittere box and set the volume on the wireless to about 1/2 way, you can change this later. Try it and see.
Sounds like you have the variable audio out of your tv going to stereo, and variable audio means when you turned the sound down the sound off and then you have no audio. go through tv audio menu, you have fixed out, variable out, also speaker on and off, these need to be set for your application.