I have the PDR 10 and frnt and rear speakers hooked up to my Yamaha RX - V795 amp and can't get sound from the subwoofer ( all brand new today ).All other speakers work great. I have the front ,center and rears spkrs set to small ( in Amp setup ) and SWF/Front spkers set to both. The PDR 10 is plugged into the SUB WOOFER jack at rear of Amp......what am I doing wrong?
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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 found my problem and it could be yours also. The dust cover on the speaker had come unglued and was banging . It kept getting worse. when I took the speaker out I found the problem by hooking up the speaker to receiver without the amp and the problem was obvious immediately. Glued the cover back on and problem solved.
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.
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.
Since this is a sub I assume the sound is not coming from the speaker but is mechanical and coming from the amp in back. The tranformer can be the problem if it has delaminated or may be loose. Try removing the amp and tightening the screws. If there are rubber grommets to isolate the tranformer don't overtighten. www.pardigm.com for contact info and parts. They are very nice.
If the noise is coming from the speaker then you are still under warrantee and they will replace it free.