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Quick Question on connecting a Elac sub to a Denon 1803

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by millsy, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. millsy

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    Hiya

    I have just purchased the Cinema Elac 2 and can connect the sub in 2 ways.

    1) via a phono cable and splitter between my amp and the sub
    or
    2) in parrallel with my front 2 speakers.

    which is best please and what are the differences please.

    If anyone has any tips on setting it up (cross over and stuff) I would be very gratefull too. :lesson:

    thanks in advance.

    Ian

    PS I am selling my old speaker setup in the classifieds if anyone is interested ;)
     
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    IMO your best be is to connect the sub via the phono pre-out on the receiver.
    This gives you control of the sub via the receiver. Connecting via the speaker outputs means all control via the receiver is lost and needs to be done by reaching around the back of the sub.

    A good starting point for setup is as follows:
    Connect as above.
    Set the crossover on the sub to either bypass or as high as possible.
    Set volume on sub to around a third.
    Set the receiver to all speakers small, crossover to 80Hz.

    Play a DVD that you know well. Keep turning the volume on the sub down until you can no longer hear it. Then turn it back up slightly.
    The sub should be missed if turned off, but not too obvious when always on. You know you have got the volume about right if you cannot hear the sub, but if turned off you get a big gap appear in the sound.

    All the above are just starting points. Get it going and then play around to get it sounding as you want.

    Mark.
     

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