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Be gentle! Help needed wiring a Celestion C6S sub.

Messiah

Well-known Member
Might sound daft but all my previous subs have had a single phono type connector. However, this C6S is rather more complex and has a plethora of connections on the rear. How do I wire it. It has:

Line Input - L (phono), R (phono)

Line Output - L (phono), R (phono)

High Level Input - L (+,- banana sockets)

High Level Input - R (+,- banana sockets)

Aaarrggghhhh! My amp (Marantz 7200) has the standard single phono output for the sub. What do I wire this to on the sub unit?

Thanks.
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
Use line input L, with your single phono out of your amp, and you'll have it wired as you have with your other subs.

Kev
 

snelly

Active Member
Hi Messiah,

I think that the normal approach in this case is to use a single phono connector at the amp end which breaks out to 2 phonos. You can achieve this with a custom lead or a Y splitter phono lead connected to a single phono to phono

You then connect these 2 phonos to the line in L & R of the sub. There are some advantages to doing this as opposed to just connecting to either L or R line in

Tim
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
Originally posted by snelly
Hi Messiah,

I think that the normal approach in this case is to use a single phono connector at the amp end which breaks out to 2 phonos. You can achieve this with a custom lead or a Y splitter phono lead connected to a single phono to phono

You then connect these 2 phonos to the line in L & R of the sub. There are some advantages to doing this as opposed to just connecting to either L or R line in

Tim
If you do connect it this way, and yes it can give advantages, make sure you use a good quality splitter, if you have a decent quality sub cable, then use a splitter of equal or better quality.

Kev
 

tincan

Standard Member
Can anyone give an example of the advantages gained by using a splitter instead of just connecting to either the left or right input?
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
My take on this, and i'm no expert, plus i am about to experiment with it soon.

If you use both input's, then the sub ' may ' pick up an earlier signal from the Amp, or, recognise the signal a bit quicker. So, if it recognises it more quickly, then it ' may ' react quicker, so be a bit more responsive.

Kev
 

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