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Okays, newbie needs help with sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Icarus, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Icarus

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    Hi,

    I have an Arcam AVR200 receiver, two Acoustic Energy AE1 mk 1's as main these operate from 35Hz-35Khz according to the manual, two Monitor Audio Radius 90 surround, 1 radius 180 center and have just added a radius 360 sub.

    Couple of questions.

    1) The amp has one only phono out for the sub, but the sub has a left and right phono in, should the phono be split to feed both inputs on the sub? if not I assume it will make no difference if the lead is in the left or right channel?

    2) Given the speakers I have, what setting should I have the sub's frequency control set to?

    3) What's this about phase control?

    4) should I have my main speakers set to large or small? I tend to leave them set to large as I use thse for stereo replay of music.

    5) Why the hell can't I set up the amp to remember the speaker settings depending on source?

    I now realise I can't count and that's five questions, hope you will forgive me? ;)
     
  2. Ian J

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    It should be OK feeding the output from the amp into either input on the sub and set the speakers all to small.

    Phase is normally at zero but can be altered if the sub is miles out of line with the satellites or if you have more than one sub. Play with the control as your ears should tell you which is the best position.

    I don't have an Arcam amp so can't help with it's memory.
     
  3. kamotes

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    YOU BETTER USE "Y" CONNECTOR CABLE OR "Y"ADAPTOR.SO SIGNAL CAN SPLIT TO YOUR SUB.GUDLUCK!!

    SUB.PLACEMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ACHIEVE SUPERV SOUND QUALITY.

    MABUHAY!!
     
  4. Stellavision

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    Not really neccessary, unless you need to bump up the signal into the sub if it has trouble coming out of standby in auto.
    Otherwise, either input on the sub is usually fine.
     

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