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#20440 - 09/19/03 11:50 PM Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
erikb333 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/03
Posts: 19
Got my SVS PB1 in the mail today and hooked it up but with dissapointing results. During the YPAO you could barely hear the test tones. During DVE you could barely hear the levels. And I had the sub level up 3/4's of the way and the SVS at 12 o'clock. I wasn't being blown away; something was surely lacking. I decided to hook up my old Sony 925 to the sub to see if it was the sub or the receiver that was causing me the problems. Well, w/o adjusting any levels on the sub, I wasn't even able to put the volume on the Sony past 1/3. And that was with the Sony's sub level at default. Yammy's taking a trip back to the store tomorrow. Thank goodness I decided to spend the extra $ and buy it authorized. Back to the drawing board. By the way, decided to go with the M22's, so I ordered them and the 150 center today. Yey for me. The ice white SVS sub is frigin' beautiful.


Edited by erikb333 (09/19/03 11:51 PM)

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#20441 - 09/19/03 11:57 PM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
curtis Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
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Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
Does the Yamaha have a bass limiter like some of the Pioneers have? If so, that may need to be adjusted.

-curtis

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#20442 - 09/19/03 11:59 PM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
Oak244 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/03
Posts: 68
Sorry to hear about your problems. I too have the M22ti's and VP150 with QS8's and an M2i sixth chanel. I tell you, you will be very happy. All my friends drop their jaws when they hear these. For the money there is nothing better! lol

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#20443 - 09/20/03 12:11 AM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
erikb333 Offline
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I went through all the options umpteen times. Nothing. During test tones it was so low in volume, and it set the distance to the sub off by almost 4 feet while the other speakers were right on. Half of the movie recommendations in the SVS manual were crap. This really stinks.

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#20444 - 09/20/03 12:18 AM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
curtis Offline
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Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
Did you check with an SPL meter to make sure?

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#20445 - 09/20/03 02:08 AM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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I had no idea receivers even cared about distances for subs. I guess I'm really behind the times with my Onkyo TX-DS575.
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#20446 - 09/20/03 03:07 AM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
sushi Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
erikb333,

Assuming that you did everything correctly, I believe that your particular unit of the 1400 was overtly defective. If it were me, I would try another unit before abandoning the 1400 altogether.

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#20447 - 09/20/03 01:37 PM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
erikb333 Offline
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Anyone using YPAO, how load are your test tones for the sub? Mine's literally a whisper.

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#20448 - 09/20/03 05:40 PM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
curtis Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
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Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
Test tones coming from a sub are less audible than the others at the same SPL. It has to do with how human hearing works and the nature of the frequencies. Get an SPL meter and check it out.

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#20449 - 09/20/03 06:04 PM Re: Yamaha 1400 not working right; taking back
sushi Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Erikb,

It's at 75dB nominally -- It feels somewhat softer than test tones on the main channels (as Curtis explained), but should be much louder than a "whisper," with the level knob on the sub set between 9 and 12 o'clock.

This is why I believe that your Yamaha is defective.

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