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Yamaha R-V1105 no subwoofer output in some configurations.

I have been using this reciever for home theater use for years and just used my computer for listening to music so never really used it to just play music. I now have the computer and home theater setup in different rooms so hooked up my CD changer (Sony CDP-CX455) to listen to music in the main room.

So the problem is that with the CD player or with a iPod hooked to Tape/MD connection there is no output to the subwoofer. This is even with music that is guaranteed to trigger the subwoofer. I also found a weird quirk when I first hooked up the system in the main room. I couldn't find my optical out for the DVD player. So until I found it I just hooked up the orange digital out RCA looking cable from the DVD player. I made no changes to the R-V1105 at all. Using the orange digital out/RCA cable it would not go into Dolby Digital mode but instead stays in Dolby Pro Logic mode and also did not trigger the subwoofer. All I have to do is swap the cable and it instantly "see's" Dolby Digital and goes full 5.1 with the subwoofer. No changes made to the R-V1105 at all, just swapping a cable.

So that is the issue, I know the reciever is now ancient but I am not in a position to upgrade it at this time and would really like to listen to CD's and my iPod and have the subwoofer actually work. It really destroys the sound to not have that bottom end response in many different types of music. It's obviously capable of driving the subwoofer as it does it beautifully with DVD's as long as the optical cable is hooked up. Maybe a setting buried within all the menus? I have searched the manual and didn't find anything. I also tried hooking the CD player up with an optical cable off the DVD player real fast just to see if it made a difference and it did not. No subwoofer for the CD player even with an optical connection. Obviously this isn't even an option for the iPod run through RCA cables to the Tape/MD connection.

Thank you for any help or advice you can give me.

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  • yet2356 Aug 20, 2008

    I have a similar situation. I have a Yamaha 795a and never really used it to listen to 'analog' sound. So it always worked fine with a digital input (ie DVD). Now when I play CDs in DVD player I dont get any sound from the sub. All other 5 speakers play sound, just a problem with the subwoofer. Any ideas?? Thanks

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SOURCE: Problem with Dolby Digital mode

Hi Whitesox, thanks for the suggestions! I finally got to the bottom of the problem, and it turned out to be the new Toshiba DVD player I recently purchased (model SD5000). I never had to make any adjustments to a DVD player before to make it play dolby digital signals, but this new Toshiba essentially comes with Dolby Digital diabled as its default setting. You have to go into its setup menu and switch it's digital audio mode from PCM to Bitstream. What's strange is that even with the default settings on the Toshiba it would play in DTS mode correctly.

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I have the same setup. Are you going out of the subwoofer output of the reciever? (it's purple.) then into the LFE jack of the subwoofer (also purple.) That's the only connection you need besides power. If you have those right, try using your cable for something else to make sure the cable is good. Is the indicator of the subwoofer green? Mine comes on with the reciever. Good luck!

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