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4.0 out of 5 stars Good audio system with subwoofer issues, October 11, 2012
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This review is from: Onkyo HT-S5500 7.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver Package (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
After 3 months usage, I think the system is good, except that the subwoofer does not always start up.
I think the problem of the subwoofer is due to the embedded software that controls its power saving states, i.e. sleeping function.

Here I find the tricks to make it start up every time:
1. Change the corssover to 200Hz in the receiver. Not sure if this really helps.
2. Buy a subwoofer wire, I use Belkin 15 feet PureAV Subwoofer Audio Cable. Not sure if this really helps.
3. Set the subwoofer gain to higher value in the receiver. I set it to +5db. The subwoofer starts up when it detects there is input signal. So higher signal, higher chance to start up.
4. Most important: unplug the power cord of the subwoofer after you shut down the audio system. This will eliminate the possible software issue with the sleeping function.
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Initial post: Mar 8, 2013 1:41:00 PM PST
Johnnyma45 says:
I've seen suggestions to lower the crossover - but you're saying to raise it. Does doing one over the other hurt the sub/lower its life in any way?

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 3:47:39 PM PDT
You're recommending that we unplug the sub whenever you turn off the reciever??? That alone breaks the deal for me! Engineering defect!!!
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