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Hello,
I just bought a Corsair SP2500 sound system, and the bass is really lacking from the sub-woofer, both satellites are fine, but the bass has no kick what so ever, the sub is also really quite. Is this right?
I've used a creative 2.1 system and the bass on that was far better than this by a long shot. Does anyone know what is going on/how to fix it, I've tried playing around with the different settings on the Xonar Essence ST to compensate but it doesn't seem to fix it, while trying to adjust the volume on the wired remote for SP2500 and even at the same value as the satellites, the sound is really quiet.
Any help would be great.

Edit: if anyone is curious about the sub in relation to position, it is under my desk approximately 75cm below the satellites, and right in front of where my feet usually are.
Edited by donthaveacow - 12/19/11 at 3:35am
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post #2 of 8
pretty sure everyones been hitting some setting on the control pod that lowers the sub
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well it must have been something different cause at low sound levels the bass doesn't really punch but at a slightly higher level, the punch is back, though before when it was higher it didn't happen, so I guess it still needs some wear-in time.
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do you have late night mode on ? that will almost turn the sub off
also like the volume level, there is one for the bass level as well
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night mode is off, and the volume is fine
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Obvious question: On the control pod is the subwoofer icon lit? I have two sound cards in my machine. One is a Creative and one is an Auzentech X-Merdian 2G. I plugged the 2g in with the "Aux" jack on the back of the subwoofer. When I switched from the primary sound source to the "Aux" on the control pod, I had to select the subwoofer and then push the volume button in again to turn the subwoofer back on.

By default it is off when switching to a new source for the first time.
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown View Post

Obvious question: On the control pod is the subwoofer icon lit? I have two sound cards in my machine. One is a Creative and one is an Auzentech X-Merdian 2G. I plugged the 2g in with the "Aux" jack on the back of the subwoofer. When I switched from the primary sound source to the "Aux" on the control pod, I had to select the subwoofer and then push the volume button in again to turn the subwoofer back on.
By default it is off when switching to a new source for the first time.

yep both sub and volume are lit, sub is not muted or off.
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i ****in figured this out. I've had this system for about two weeks and couldn't figure it out. I was playing with EQ for days. On the control pod, the most right button is for subwoofer control. Click it and adjust the base to the level you want it. Now you'll get your life destroyed by bass. enjoy!
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