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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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.
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.
Go to your tv menu, and make sure that your fixed audio output is selected not variable. Variable will make not work, with the television volume is turn down. When you hook the speakers, make certain that it is on a fixed audio out, not variable, as well.
if bose unit has built in amplifier .Then your sherwood would have to have a variable RCA output jacks in order to work with sub.Then bose audio input RCA cable would connect there.If bose unit does not have built in amp .Then you would connect sherwood left/right speaker outputs into bose left/right inputs .Then other bose speakers will connect to bose unit
Check the setup menu on your TV. Many models require that you choose between using the internal speakers and using the speaker outputs. Sometimes the TV menu choices are "FIXED" (audio output) or "VARIABLE" (internal speakers).
On some sets that have audio output jacks, the level of the audio output on the RCA jacks is fixed, and it does not change with the TV's volume control. On some sets, such as Sony, you can choose fixed or variable output. I have also seen some sets that have both fixed and variable RCA jacks on the back. With variable audio out, the audio level at the audio output jacks follows the TV's volume control. If you go into the TV's menu and navigate to the audio page, look for fixed or variable output options. If you have the owner's manual, read the section on audio output. If variable output is not an option on your model, then the level is constant and the volume will have to be adjusted with the stereo's volume control.