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I got the same problem, my sub was working perfectly and suddenly one day it did't turned on, so I think it is the protection from the internal transformer, it needs to be changed but I don't know the model, if someone else knows I would appreciate the info because it is a really good subwoofer for the size...

Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Apr 06, 2019

There's a jumper on the amplifier board inside the speaker which can be set to "off", "auto", or "on"
Default is auto which turns on the speakers when an input signal above a certain threshold is sensed. Change it to "on" and your woofer will be powered up all the time that the AC switch is on.
Disadvantage is that it's always on unless you remember to turn it off.

Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Nov 04, 2011

According the the Cerwin Vega manual for this model and others, all speakers in the system are rated at 8ohms. This includes the Sat4 Surround Speaker and all other channels.
More information can be found at Cerwin-Vega's service and support page at: http://www.cerwinvega.com/product-manuals.html
You can also call them for information as well.

Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

You have not mentioned -- connect it to what ???. Assuming that its an AV receiver. Start by connecting the front three speakers to the the amplifiers speaker sockets labeled Left front / Center / Right Front. These are connected using three short wires. Then connect the two surround speakers using the pair of long speaker cables. You will need a RCA to RCA cable to connect the subwoofer to the Receivers subwoofer preamp out.The subwoofer also requires an A/C wall socket to power it.

Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011

It will be easy to pin point the problem. If your satellite speakers have been connect through the sub's in and output speaker connectors, disconnect them and connect them directly to the source of sound. If the speakers work its the crossover inside the sub enclosure. If the speakers do not work the speakers are blown.

Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010

We will start with the easy one, Phase. The phase selector is a setting that can be adjusted by sound; which one sounds better? Either one will work fine. It's mainly for situations where the sub enclosure is located at a distance or behind the listening area. The 'in and out' crossover selector and the input from the receiver goes together. The 'in and out' crossover selector is asking if you want to use the internal crossover to block the bass from getting to the satellite speakers. Most home surround sound receivers only have the one sub out and most subs have both left and right inputs. When there is a single signal being fed to the sub you use the subs left input or buy a splitter and send the signal into both left and right, but either way will work equally the same.

There is two ways to connect the speakers to the receiver.

1) Cross-over 'In': you connect the output speaker wires from the receiver to the speaker inputs on the sub and the speaker outputs on the sub to the satellite speakers; the sub will get its sound from the input speaker wires.

2) Cross-over 'Out': you connect the sub to the receiver using the receiver's single sub out, then connect the satellite speakers directly to the receiver's speakers outputs; in this configuration the satellite speakers are given a full range of signal including the bass.

I have used #2 with the same system and had great results.


Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010

channel in receiver might have gone out or did you blow fuse inside speaker - switch to other out put location to see if speaker is issue or receiver

Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Apr 07, 2019

Ask Cerwin Vega or check with a supplier

Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Jan 20, 2019

exactly the same fuse as that was installed
maker is of no matter but the rating is critical

Cerwin Vega... | Answered on Aug 17, 2018

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