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BX6 Carbon with BX subwoofer pairing

BX6 Carbon with BX subwoofer pairing
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I have 2 BX6 Carbon monitors linked to a BX Subwoofer and i'm experiencing odd issues with the sub volume vs the monitor volume. My source is fine and volume set to 50%, but I have to have the sub volume as low as I can manage and the monitor volume as high as they will go ... anything else produces sub volume that is so outrageously out of balance with the monitors that it sounds like a rave in the room below.

Even with the monitors at full volume, anything above say, 5% on the sub volume is stupidly boomy to the point of comedy. If the BX sub is supposed to be paired with the BX monitors, why am I at 100%L, 100%R, 5%sub ?

I think the sub is actually on the first "step"/just contacting on the potentiometer and that's as low as it will go. Even upping the output source my monitors are loud but don't feel pushed in any way shape or form ... it is as if the monitors are being under driven but that makes no sense as they are self powered...

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  • Corey S (Official Rep) April 20, 2016 15:58
    Hi Aiden,

    Thanks for posting!

    A couple things:

    - Make sure the AC Select switch is set correctly for your area (115V for the US and Japan)
    - What is the crossover set to? (I'd recommend something below 100 for use with the BX speakers
    - What is the phase selector set to?
    - Where is the sub located in the room?

    - What cables and which inputs/outputs are you using on both the sub, the speakers and your source? This is very important so be as descriptive as possible. Include pictures if possible.

    At the moment it sounds like the speakers are fine, but you may be overloading the sub. So we need to examine your gain staging and how everything is connected.

    Let me know!
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  • Replying to my very old post. Sub is set to 100 on the cross over. Cables are XLR from the sub to TRS in the speakers. Currently the input is a chromecast audio with HDR on to unbalanced sub input. Ive tried every cable and input combo possible and the sub is mind blowingly loud on anything past the first step of the sub volume potentiometer. My BX6s are at 100% volume just to even it out. The signal from the sub is also quite noisy and nothing seems to help. Even with no signal in there is noise, also with the sub bypassed with the foot switch.
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  • Also to note, tried all inputs with various cables and sources from my PC to a tube driven preamp and nothing changes things. I can get it tweaked to sound OK but the noise combined with sub volume limited to 5% or below smacks of a hardware issue with the BX sub
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