There are four types of resets available for your Definitive Technology Subwoofer W Studio Micro definitive subwoofer.
Definitive Technology Subwoofer Wi-Fi Reset
This reset does not erase any existing Wi-Fi network credentials. This option is recommended if you have to set up your definitive technology subwoofer on another network or if you mistyped the Wi-Fi credentials in setup.
You will hear two sets of chimes lasting between 8-10 seconds each when you press and hold the Wi-Fi Setup button at the back of your bar.
Reboot simply deletes the cache and restarts the bar to its normal state. Rebooting does not erase Settings, IR commands or Wi-Fi credentials. As a first step to troubleshooting, it is recommended that you reboot the bar.
Once the bar is powered ON, hold down the POWER button at the top of your bar for 10 seconds. Wait for the bar’s to restart before turning it back on.
Definitive Technology Subwoofer Learning IR Codes
This can be used to delete any IR codes previously learned. This is useful if you have entered incorrect codes or changed TVs.
For 10 seconds, turn the bar ON and press and hold the Source button (2nd button to the left of the bar). You will hear the second set chimes.
- Factory Reset
This function will reset all settings in the bar and return it to its factory default. *Note: Wi Fi Credentials, Learned IR Codes and other internal settings are erased.
Hold the Wi-Fi Setup button at the bottom of your bar while the bar is ON. You will hear three distinct sets of chimes, approximately 15 seconds apart. After the reset is completed, the Wi-Fi Setup LED will slowly pulse white to indicate that the bar has returned to Setup Mode.
HOW TO BREAK IN A SPEAKER?
A break-in is recommended by many audio professionals and speakers manufacturers. Like all things mechanical, speakers are made up of moving parts that can move more freely over time.
The spider and the surround are two components that will benefit the most from a break in period.
The surround, which is often made from various types of rubber and foam, connects the cone’s edge to the speaker basket (see Figure. A). This is the part that you can usually see when the speaker grille has been removed.
The cone’s center is connected by the spider (see Fig. B). The speaker component is usually hidden within the speaker cabinet.
Both spiders and surrounds are flexible. This allows them to move freely and respond better. It’s like stretching before you do any exercise.
There are many ways to disassemble a speaker. It is possible to spend a lot of money on expensive gear, but this is not necessary.
Playing music with a broad dynamic range is the easiest and most enjoyable way to listen to music. To loosen the material, turn the speakers up a bit louder than normal.
Your speakers should be broken-in after about 100 hours of continuous use.
All speakers sound slightly different after break-in. Some speakers sound better, but others may change significantly. It’s possible to notice a difference in any case.
What music or movies do you enjoy listening to while breaking in a speaker? Please leave your comments below.
Burn-ins are important because they push the flexible materials of your speakers to a level that standard playback can’t.
Three components make up a speaker: the driver (tweeter/mid-range, woofer), crossover, and the cabinet. The crossover is a definitive technology subwoofer. This electronic device separates the overall signal into discrete frequency bands before passing those signals on to the appropriate driver. These drivers are mounted in an acoustically tuned enclosure so that the sound emits as a coherent, balanced waveform.
An outer frame, a cone, diaphragm or cone, and a magnet make up each speaker driver. The driver works the same regardless of speaker type, whether it is a definitive technology subwoofer or bookshelf, center channel or floor-standing or in-ceiling subwoofer or outdoor subwoofer. It also doesn’t matter if the speaker has wired or wireless connectivity.
These drivers, also known as transducers, are similar to what you’d find in headphones or earbuds but larger. They are responsible for converting electrical energy into kinetic energy through the cone (or dome), of the speaker to which they are attached. The “Surround” attaches the cone to the frame. The “Spider,” the flexible part under the cone that holds the coil in place within the magnet structure, is the second connection point. Once the cone is melted, the connection points will become looser, allowing the driver to move more freely.
The audio quality of your music will improve, regardless of whether you are playing soft rock or a great film score. However, it is usually gradual.
HOW TO DO A BURN-IN?
You can burn-in speakers by listening to audio for a long time. Most speakers recommend 40 hours of continuous play. We recommend that you place your speakers in a space that isn’t used often and that can be closed so that they can do their magic without disturbing others.
Two widely accepted methods for burning in Definitive Technology Subwoofer Speakers
- Burn-in a playlist of music and noise tracks with different frequency ranges, from the highest to the lowest. These can be found on a variety of websites including Spotify.
- You can download a digital track that loops different frequencies and noises using definitive technology subwoofer.
This is also called a “burn in disc” or an online white noise playlist. CASCADE Noise by TARA Labs is one such product we recommend. It can be accessed from their website or embedded video at end of article. For proper safety precautions and the execution of the burn in, make sure you read the instructions at beginning of video.
After you have chosen the burn-in audio you want to use, make sure that your source device (a smartphone or a computer), is plugged in. If you plan to use it for more than 40 hours at a time, batteries will likely run out much faster. Next, you will need to decide how to play the burned-in tracks through your speakers.
Download or stream the burn-in song to your speakers via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi if they are wireless and powered (e.g. Yamaha SR-C20A definitive tech subwoofer or MusicCast 20).
Passive (unpowered) speakers will require a power amplifier or receiver. An integrated amplifier or stereo receiver is required for a 2-channel audio system. An AV receiver is required for a home theater setup with 5.1 channels (or more). A wireless streaming amp is especially useful as it allows you to stream the burned-in audio from your source device without having to connect to a source device.
Don’t listen while the burn-in files are playing. It will not sound good and is harmful to your hearing. Attention: You should never burn your speakers at high volumes. Otherwise, you risk damaging or even destroying them.
We mentioned that 40 hours is a good start for most speakers. However, you can break it up into several definitive technology subwoofer four to five-hour sessions, or even longer (while you are sleeping, for instance) so that you can use the room for another purpose.
After you have completed your burn-in, you can try out some test tracks like the Yamaha “New high-res Audio?” playlist on Qobuz. After properly burning in your speakers, you will be able listen to music and podcasts at the highest level.