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Old 24th August 2012, 03:16 PM   #51
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During cleanup i set out the Monsoons (from the box of what should be working ones). Media 7 & 9 woofers/amps, 2 MH502 sats for Media 7, 8 planar sats for Media 9. 1 controller (i'm guessing it is a working one)

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Old 25th August 2012, 07:40 AM   #52
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planar media9 issue: can this play without the control puck? I opened the sub; fuse looks good still nothing; hook up the speakers to the sub with headphone plug to computer/iphone nothing? any ideas- really would love to get this working again.
The puck has both the volume control and the mute circuit.

IE the signal goes out to the puck and back again - the mute provides a DC signal to turn the amp on and off. (IIRC it's 5V for on, 5V off - but don't quote me).

If you can't find a puck I'll buzz mine out - I very much doubt there's anything active in it other than the LED - just two pots and a switch.
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The puck has both the volume control and the mute circuit.

IE the signal goes out to the puck and back again - the mute provides a DC signal to turn the amp on and off. (IIRC it's 5V for on, 5V off - but don't quote me).

If you can't find a puck I'll buzz mine out - I very much doubt there's anything active in it other than the LED - just two pots and a switch.
So; I read that if you connect the two speakers to the bass module and run the headphone jack to your computer you'll get sound. I tried this with no success; David- I will be ready to proceed shortly have your returned from your trip.

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So; I read that if you connect the two speakers to the bass module and run the headphone jack to your computer you'll get sound. I tried this with no success; David- I will be ready to proceed shortly have your returned from your trip.
No - the System 9 puck has a mute function which turns off the amplifiers and the audio goes via the puck. No puck, no noise.

The MH-502 puck is just an in-wire volume control between the source and the amplifier system. It can be bypassed completely.
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No - the System 9 puck has a mute function which turns off the amplifiers and the audio goes via the puck. No puck, no noise.

The MH-502 puck is just an in-wire volume control between the source and the amplifier system. It can be bypassed completely.
understand; hopefully planet10 can hook me up
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Old 30th August 2012, 01:51 AM   #56
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understand; hopefully planet10 can hook me up
Yup - took mine apart last night and there's a lot more in there than I expected. Lots of passives and an 8pin IC (dual op amp?)

Photos later
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Old 30th August 2012, 12:37 PM   #57
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the puck I have is fine it is the other end which plugs into the sub is destroyed
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the puck I have is fine it is the other end which plugs into the sub is destroyed
Ah, well, that'll be the problem then!

The connectors are a dime a dozen MMSC 8-pin Mini–DIN Connector. If yours is completely banjax I can buzz out mine from the connector on the PCB to the mini-DIN
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appreciate you willingness to help; however it appears that the cable is available however when you trace the cable to the control center it appears to be soldered into the board; so leads to the question how does one use a different cable to connect?
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