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    Question RT3000P Sub Pilot Light

    Hi,

    I have a small but annoying issue. Oddly enough I noticed that another person with the same speakers has this issue as well. So we figured we would post to this forum for input.

    The problem: Both subs are set to auto, normal phase and in music mode. They are connected as full range speakers using the speaker interconnect. The problem is that the pilot light on one speakers stays on when there is no signal (as it should) and the other speakers pilot light goes out when the Amp powers down due to the lack of signal (which it should not). According to manual theses light should stay on as long as it is plugged in. Both lights are on when the speakers are active. The problem occures when the speakers are not receiving signal.

    The subs seem to be working (Drivers moving and Air from bottom Power Port) and powering on and off when a signal is present.

    Is this any indication of a problem or is this how they should operate. I say this becuase I have seen this same issue on another set which did not belong to me.

    Any help from this great resource of knowledge would be great.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hirting
    Onkyo TX-SR805
    Polk RT5000
    -CS1000P Center
    -RT3000P Front Left and Right
    -RT3000P Sat's Rear Left and Right
    -FX 1000's Rear Surround Left and Right
    ------------------------
    Secondary Setup
    HK AVR225
    JBL HP Series
    -CL505 Center
    -HP88F Front Left and Right
    -HP8B Rear Left and Right
    -HP6B Rear Surround Left and Right

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    Default RT3000's

    Did you buy these speakers new? Have they always behaved like this?

    I ask because if not, you may have one speaker with an old amp and one speaker with a newer amp.
    I also have a pair of RT3000's. I bought them off of ebay, and I actually liked the fact that 2-3 minutes after I shut down the system both of the green lights on the speakers would shut off.
    As soon as I turned things back on and the speakers got a signal the lights would turn on and speakers would come to life.
    However the amps in the speakers were picking up a weak radio signal , which could only be heard when nothing was playing.
    I tried everything to get rid of this signal but couldn't and finally sent the amps back to polk.
    When I installed the new amps, the green lights of both speakers now stay on all the time when plugged in. Which is the newer amp design.

    -Luc
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
    thought of Wagners music.

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    I purchased these off of EBAY recently. Interesting observation. So your saying on the new amp the light stays on all the time and the older amps it would shut off after a couple of minutes with no signal. I think you may be on to something. I am interested to see if others have input.
    Onkyo TX-SR805
    Polk RT5000
    -CS1000P Center
    -RT3000P Front Left and Right
    -RT3000P Sat's Rear Left and Right
    -FX 1000's Rear Surround Left and Right
    ------------------------
    Secondary Setup
    HK AVR225
    JBL HP Series
    -CL505 Center
    -HP88F Front Left and Right
    -HP8B Rear Left and Right
    -HP6B Rear Surround Left and Right

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    Hello,
    The original bass amplifier's, in the RT3000p, LED would go on and off as the unit went in and out of standby. When the amplifier was revised, improving the overall grounding scheme, the LED was set to remain on as long as the AC power cord is plugged in. This was done so it would agree with European requirements.
    The CS1000p was always remaining on as long as the power cord remained connected. In all likelihood you have one speaker with an original amplifier and the second has a more recent version.
    Regards, Ken

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    Excellent, thanks for the response.....! I appreciate the very helpful info. This makes sense and reall gives me peaceof mind that the speakers are functioning properly.

    Hirting
    Onkyo TX-SR805
    Polk RT5000
    -CS1000P Center
    -RT3000P Front Left and Right
    -RT3000P Sat's Rear Left and Right
    -FX 1000's Rear Surround Left and Right
    ------------------------
    Secondary Setup
    HK AVR225
    JBL HP Series
    -CL505 Center
    -HP88F Front Left and Right
    -HP8B Rear Left and Right
    -HP6B Rear Surround Left and Right

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    No problem, glad to be of help.
    Take care, Ken

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