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Connecting Subwoofer to Yamaha ax-396

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by gregmcquaid, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. gregmcquaid

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    As the title says i am a little unsure on how i can connect a subwoofer to my amplifier,i no that on a home cinema amps it has a dedicated LFE channel for sub but my amp dosent have anything like this on it. Can anyone offer any help?

    Greg
     
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    Your amp should be able to connect to an active subwoofer. The connector on the amp may be called something different though - subwoofer pre-out perhaps
     
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    Ian,

    There is no pre-out connecter on the back only the speaker terminals and the various inputs for cd and such

    Greg
     
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    I didn't realise that your amp was a stereo amp which, of course would be unlikely to have a subwoofer pre-out.

    Many subwoofers - especially REL - have high level connectors so that the sub can be connected to the speaker outputs of the amp instead of via a dedicated LFE output.

    This is what we had to do in prehistoric times in the days of Pro Logic when there wasn't a dedicated subwoofer channel
     
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    Caves can still make good listening rooms! :)

    Provided you spread a few sabre-tooth tiger furs round to damp the echoes. :smashin:

    Though the crackling of the open fire can spoil the quiet bits when the actors start whispering. :blush:

    I just give the DVDs a quick wash in a stream to get the soot off. :cool:

    Nimby ;)
     

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