I've been having an annoying issue with my MicroPro 4000's remote (sic) and have a couple questions.
The first relates to the remote's battery compartment. I constantly have to take the battery out and slide it partway (about 4/5ths of the way) in and then press the buttons to make it work. It seems that the battery's mating connectors just aren't stiff enough to make contact with the battery when fully inserted, resulting in constant frustration with the remote. Is there a way to overcome this, or better yet, a real remote instead of this flimsy credit card thing that refuses to work most of the time?
The second question is about the settings stored in the sub's internal memory. Is the memory used in the sub flash (NAND)/SRAM, or it it the regular DRAM and lost when the sub is unplugged for any reason? I've had to physically unplug the sub to get its remote sensor back in the "receive" condition. Toggling the switch on the rear panel to the "always on" position and back to the remote control only option doesn't always work and I'd like to know if I'm losing my settings every time I have to do this.
This is an exceptionally good sounding sub, and for the price it commands one would think a better (read: real) remote that maybe costs $5 would be more appropriate than the credit card bubble button version which has major issues with its battery compartment and range (I have to be within four feet of the sub for it to work, which makes a remote virtually pointless).
I'm really hoping that the memory is static and non-volatile and not lost when unplugged. Otherwise I have to set up the sub every time this happens, and it's happening a LOT.
A note to the Polk designers, if you still read these forums: Please for the love of all that's good, put in real remotes with your remote capable products instead of these flimsy slabs of pure frustration.
Thank you for your time!