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dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 01:34 PM
After reading about many people on here that were very pleased with the output of this subwoofer i decided to go ahead and get one. It got here, and to be honest i'm not happy with what it can do. At high volumes the gains have to be down extremely low so that it does not distort and rap songs with low bass lines make it sound like its bottoming out...

maybe im doing something wrong?


can someone throw me a bone on this one?

j3bus2k3
01-15-2007, 01:40 PM
After reading about many people on here that were very pleased with the output of this subwoofer i decided to go ahead and get one. It got here, and to be honest i'm not happy with what it can do. At high volumes the gains have to be down extremely low so that it does not distort and rap songs with low bass lines make it sound like its bottoming out...

maybe im doing something wrong?


can someone throw me a bone on this one?

Maybe its your sub? I have the Dayton 100 on my TandBand 8 and this thing wang chungs at low or high volumes. I've had neighbors complain next door cause they could hear/feel it...

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 01:44 PM
how could i go about finding out if its a bad sub?, cause really at high volumes it sounds terrible...is there any way it could be my receiver, or laptop, or what im using for input?

or my wiring?>

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 01:49 PM
or maybe how its placed in the room...or the size of the room?

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 01:51 PM
where do you have your gains/lowpass at?

j3bus2k3
01-15-2007, 01:53 PM
To be honest, I dont know. It could simply be that its just a dirty signal. I know that if I crank it on some bad MP3 rips that it sounds like *** but off the radio or an actual cd is brilliant...

j3bus2k3
01-15-2007, 01:54 PM
where do you have your gains/lowpass at?

My gain is probably only a 1/3 the way up and my low pass is at 80hz...

expo5.0
01-15-2007, 01:54 PM
signal

j3bus2k3
01-15-2007, 01:55 PM
Sorry for the triple post but...

Are you using an RCA-out from your receiver? Try using the line-outs on the sub to see if it makes a difference....

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 01:59 PM
i have sub going to Receiver via RCA's in the low level input on the sub, and the subwoofer preout on the receiver...its connected to my laptop via RCA to headphone jack and then i use the CD option on the receiver. Sorry if this doesn't make sense but...any help is appreciated.

what do you mean by signal?

j3bus2k3
01-15-2007, 02:03 PM
i have sub going to Receiver via RCA's in the low level input on the sub, and the subwoofer preout on the receiver...its connected to my laptop via RCA to headphone jack and then i use the CD option on the receiver. Sorry if this doesn't make sense but...any help is appreciated.

what do you mean by signal?

It does, Its basically my setup. 3.5m to RCA ->Receiver's AUX in but try disconnecting the sub's RCA and try using the high-level inputs...its worth a shot...

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 02:04 PM
what do you mean try using high level inputs...how would i do that?...the sub is connected via RCA...how would i do that?>

j3bus2k3
01-15-2007, 02:07 PM
Disconnect the rca cable from the sub and receiver. Run + & - speaker wire from your Front-Left/Right jack on the receiver to the Front-Left/Right HL Input on the receiver. Then from the HL ouput, run speaker wire to their corresponding speakers. Then, turn the sub-out off...

JohnnyChuttz
01-15-2007, 02:10 PM
With my old IBM laptop, I could not get a good signal out of the headphone jack.

Try a different source. Get a portabe cd player and test it out.

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 02:15 PM
tried it...still sounds bad...distorts a high volumes...sounds like its bottoming out and cant even come close to handling low htz notes with gains set moderately.

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 02:16 PM
thats funny cause im using a IBM laptop...what about an IPOD would that work?

j3bus2k3
01-15-2007, 02:17 PM
tried it...still sounds bad...distorts a high volumes...sounds like its bottoming out and cant even come close to handling low htz notes with gains set moderately.

Could it be the box its in?

j3bus2k3
01-15-2007, 02:17 PM
thats funny cause im using a IBM laptop...what about an IPOD would that work?

Yup, just use that same 3.5m=>RCA adapter and plug it in...

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 02:43 PM
doubt its the box...the box is the box that it came in....it was the dayton 120 package

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 02:46 PM
no thats not it...gains at half...receiver at -23, subwoofer at +8 out of 12 and its bottoming out i think...sounds terrible...cant "shake" anything

expo5.0
01-15-2007, 02:49 PM
this is strange-

i was assuming it was a crappy input signal

may need to just be warrantied

did it work well for any period of time?

Thieroff
01-15-2007, 02:51 PM
maybe the input is very sensitive on your sub amp and your preamp outs from your receiver are high



CT

dvrmstrng
01-15-2007, 03:13 PM
i think i needed to maybe set my lowpass a little higher and gains down a little....also i am in a room that is basically a 20x20 concrete box...with a solid concrete floor...so im getting no flexing of anything...may reduce my output a little compared to a house.