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The Bass level is much to low. The baslevel is set to +2 but still i want much more. How to adjust the soundlevel of the base speaker module

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You cold try repositioning the bass module closer to a wall or corner.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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Cracks and pops are dangerous. Can you tell if they might be circuit overloads or maybe digital decoding errors?

Are you routing bass to small speakers. THAT would definitely have audible problems. Define all of your speakers Large vs Small based on their bass-handling capacity.

ONLY DTS? Probably NOT the speakers or amps. How many sources are involved? Could be with the source or cabling.

Does it happen at low volumes, too? Then it would probably be digital in origin.

Do the indicators various digital surround mode indicators flicker or turn off when the pops appear?

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If it makes any sound at all the speaker is probably not blown, the connections are probably on and the fuse is ok.

You don't say to what it is attached and if the setup for bass/lfe managament settings produce the same or a different result than program material does.

You also don't say how the sub is driven (speaker level or Line Level) and if it's a full-range or low-frequency-only input. All these things matter, as does your source electronics and its settings for bass management.

Try setting the low-pass higher and the high-pass lower.

The manuals would be a good place to start. Go to retrevo.com.

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Can we use the subwoofer as an amplifier for speakers? it has jacks for speaker in/out, but i can't figure out how to make it work because the speakers have no sound.


I don't believe this hookup is amplified; but, if you have used the regular unfiltered speaker connections from your receiver/amplifier to hookup the subwoofer, the system will pass the signal thru the outputs subject to the crossover adjustment on the back panel. You cannot get the full signal if your system is sending only the bass signal to the subwoofer. I have copied the instructions below from the manual. You would set the high freq crossover to the low end of your satellite's frequency range. The full manual is here: http://www.jbl.com/EN-US/Products/Pages/ProductSupportDetails.aspx?PID=PSW-D110

High-Pass Control
• If you hooked up your subwoofer
as shown in Hookup
3 on page 4, you also have
the capability of adjusting
the high-pass frequency.
The High-Pass control
determines the frequency at
which the main speakers
will start reproducing
sounds. If your main speakers
can comfortably reproduce
some low-frequency
sounds, also set this control
to a lower frequency
setting, between 50Hz –
100Hz. This will concentrate
the subwoofer’s
efforts to the ultradeep
bass sounds, while your
main speakers continue to
reproduce the mid-bass
information. If you are
using smaller bookshelf
speakers that do not extend
to the lower bass frequencies,
set the high-pass crossover
control to a higher setting,
between 125Hz – 180Hz.
With this setting, your main
speakers will not have the
burden of reproducing any
low-frequency sounds.
• If you hooked up your subwoofer
as shown in Hookup
1 on page 3, the high-pass
frequency is fixed at 180Hz.
• If you hooked up your subwoofer
as shown in Hookup
2 on page 4, there is no
high-pass control. Unless
your receiver/amplifier
incorporates a high-pass
crossover, your main speakers
will continue to get a
full-range signal.
Final adjustment and blending
of the low-pass and high-pass
controls may evolve over several
listening sessions. A good
starting point would be to set
both the low- and high-pass
controls to the same frequency
and adjust from that point.

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It comes on but no base sound and wont turn up


You have to fill in the details about what you're feeding it (the source and how IT's set up). It won't just >>create<< bass.

From the manual:

If you used the high-level (speaker) inputs and there
is no sound from any of the speakers:
• Check that receiver/amplifier is on and a source is playing.
• Check that powered subwoofer is plugged into an active electrical outlet and is switched on.
• Check all wires and connections between
receiver/amplifier and speakers. Make sure all wires
are connected. Make sure none of the speaker wires are
frayed, cut or punctured.
• Review proper operation of your receiver/amplifier.

If there is low (or no) bass output:
• Make sure the connections to the left and right “Speaker
Inputs” have the correct polarity (+ and –).
• Make sure that the subwoofer is plugged into an active electrical outlet and switched on.
• Adjust the crossover point.
• Flip the Phase Control switch to the opposite position.
• If you are using a Dolby Digital/DTS receiver or processor, make sure that the subwoofer adjustments on the receiver/processor are set up correctly.
• Slowly turn the Level Control clockwise until you begin to hear the desired amount of bass.

If you used the line-level inputs and there is no sound
from the subwoofer:
• Check that receiver/amplifier is on and a source is playing.
• Check that powered subwoofer is plugged into an active electrical outlet and is switched on.
• Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and subwoofer. Make sure all wires are connected. Make sure none
of the wires are frayed, cut or punctured.
• Review proper operation of your receiver/amplifier.
• Slowly turn the Level Control clockwise until you begin to hear the desired amount of bass.
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Low treble


I suspect that the speaker levels need to be set. You connected everything right - many people would not have connected the sats via the bass section (which has their high pass crossover and overload protection). But I am betting the HSU is turned up a bit on the high side.

Try this. Set all speakers to small, set all levels to 0. Play the receiver in stereo all mode. If the bass is strong, you need to turn the HSU down closer to a natural sound. Then use the speaker setup tone and adjust as needed.

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VC1 = Voice coil 1

AMP + to VC1 +
VC1 - to VC2 +
VC2 - to Amp -

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