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Old February 12th, 2005, 9:17 AM
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Power Switch: Auto or On?

When watching DVDs, which setting do you use?
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Old February 12th, 2005, 9:49 AM
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I leave mine on auto for most movies. It doesn't go to sleep for awhile, so it stays on for all movies I have yet listened to, using RCA LFE input.
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Old February 12th, 2005, 2:03 PM
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I use auto as well. It comes on very quickly and stays on a while, so I never feel like it misses anything. I have an STF-2
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Old February 12th, 2005, 2:26 PM
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I too use the auto on feature on my VTF-2 and STF-3.They have always worked fine.
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Old February 12th, 2005, 6:20 PM
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When watching DVDs, which setting do you use?
I have the VTF-3R, leave it in auto, and never turn it off. Never a problem with missing anything, and never a peep when nothing is playing.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 4:11 PM
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It is very useful to leave it in auto mode. At the beginning, I used to do this manually but read it somewhere that it does only consume minimal power. After specific programmed delay of inactivity, light just go to red putting the sub to sleep mode.

After the first month, the sub has always been in auto mode without problems.

But having the ability to turn off the sub is also nice because recently since I am sharing the sub with an second stereo receiver, I make sure I manually turn the sub off before I change receiver's audio cable to avoid possible subwoofer damage.

But most of users are not likely to do this kind of operation.

Until I get an another additional HSU sub, which I plan in a near future, so I can use permanently with my stereo system, I have to to this painful exercise, but production schedule time of new HSU sub is probably under way, so may be it won't take that long before an official announcement.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 6:53 AM
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My only complaint is that at low audio listening the threshold for auto is to low to trigger it on. I have to manually put it in the on position. Is this expected? How sensitive should the auto detector be?

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Old February 18th, 2006, 7:41 PM
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My only complaint is that at low audio listening the threshold for auto is to low to trigger it on. I have to manually put it in the on position. Is this expected? How sensitive should the auto detector be?

Jim
You might want to try another sub cable, I've used my VTF-2 at very low volumes late at night and it has always kicked in. The sub is pretty sensative. I've touch the receiver end of my sub cable with my finger once when i was doing some cables and the VTF kicked in and had a low hum to it until i removed my finger from the rca end.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 8:33 PM
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A y connector can be used to help with waking up the sub also.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 4:38 AM
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When watching DVDs, which setting do you use?
On. Otherwise, it sometimes does not wake up when everything else in my system (including my 3-channel McCormack amp and my Crown K-1, which have standby modes) are up and running.

I keep the audio gear on all the time, except for the DVD player and display.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 10:07 PM
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I keep the audio gear on all the time, except for the DVD player and display.
What is the down side to leaving the sub in the 'ON' position always?

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Old February 19th, 2006, 10:09 PM
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A y connector can be used to help with waking up the sub also.
Can you explain this? where would the Y cable go and how will it help wake up the sub?

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Old February 20th, 2006, 2:08 PM
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It would go to the left and right low level inputs on the sub amp. This some times helps with the auto on feature by sending a stonger input signal to the sub.
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