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Be gentle! Help needed wiring a Celestion C6S sub.

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Messiah, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. Messiah

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    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.
     
  2. DodgeTheViper

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    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
     
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    Thanks mozzer.
     
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    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

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

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