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Subwoofer output decreased

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by mcad64, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    I have changed nothing on my system but lately have noticed hardly any sound coming out of my sub unless I really crank it up?
    Check that...I now have NO sound coming out of it and the auto on ORANGE light is not even glowing!!! I see no place to change any sort of fuse? Has my 7 year old Paradigm PDR 10 bitten the dust?? Suggestions??? Besides shopping for a new SVS....way ahead of you!!!!
  2. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Have you verified the outlet it's connected to is working?

    Wiggled its audio cable (on both ends) to ensure it's not faulty? The power cable (on both ends)?

    Do you have some other sub you can temporarily connect in an attempt to locate or rule out possible causes?
  3. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    Yes sir.
  4. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    If the sub has an auto on feature (turns on when it detects a input signal) and that feature has been selected, flip the toggle switch to on (all the time).

  5. Yesfan70

    Yesfan70 I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv Famous

    What about switching out the outputs on the receiver? Maybe run one of the L or R front outputs from the receiver to verify that the receiver's sub output is still working.
  6. MatthewB

    MatthewB Grandmaster Pimp Daddy Famous

    Remove the amp plate and check the internal fuses. Could be a simple 2.00 fix.
  7. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I recommend stuffing a rat, or some other small animal, in the sub and training it to thump into the woofer at the right moments.
  8. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    My 5 year old is very small for her age and is extremely flexible... she is also very musical.....hhhmmmmmm???
  9. Razz

    Razz Well-Known Member

    did you kick the tires?
  10. Lone Stranger

    Lone Stranger Well-Known Member

    You also have to check the battery terminals, clean the air filter, pour some gasoline into the carb, pump the gas pedal 4 times and then try again. If that fails then you need a new submarine. :twocents-mytwocents:
  11. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Mike what is the status of your sub?
  12. malsackj

    malsackj Well-Known Member

    He cant hear you because he left the screen door open.
  13. mcad64

    mcad64 Well-Known Member

    My sub seems to be working again?? I wonder if it is something flaky with the auto-on sensor thing-a-ma bob, dohicky??
  14. Orbison

    Orbison Well-Known Member

    I have frequently found over the years that consumption of a six-pack prior to troubleshooting increases the probability of successful problem resolution. Try it, you'll like it! :eek:bscene-drinkingdrunk:
  15. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Or maybe a corroded or lose connection.

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