Question Help with amp/power amp/speakers/sub wiring

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  1. pauleohare

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    Hi

    I'm looking for advice on the best way to wire up my speakers and sub to my integrated amp and power amp.

    I have an arcam alpha 8 integrated amp, an arcam alpha 8p power amp, mission 780se speakers and a BK Electronics XLS200-DF MK2 powered sub.

    I was thinking of driving the speaker high level inputs with the alpha 8, and the low level inputs with the 8p, and the sub with the 8p.

    Is this the best way to do this?

    And yes I do want the sub as the missions are a bit lacking at the low end and they are not ideally positioned due to the layout of the room.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Paul
     
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    I you get some y splitters with rca connectors and split the pre-out on the 8 with one set going to the 8p and the other to the sub.

    Something like this, but there are more fancy ones available.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Female-Pho...id=1532022766&sr=8-15&keywords=Rca+y+splitter

    Edit - just looked, the 8p has a daisy chain output, you could use that but keep the sub on the line level not the speaker level thus would save you buying the y splitter.

    Manual here Arcam Alpha 8 Handbook (Page 6 of 11)
     
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    That sounds like a great idea. Thank you very much. I will try that out.
     

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