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Rel storm and priority of connection

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by buns, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. buns

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    connect it to a high volage pylon would be my priority
     
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    I was under the impression that, for a REL Storm I or II, you should only connect either by high-level (i.e. the Neutrik) or low-level (i.e. the phono), but not both simultaneously.

    For REL Storm III you can connect both at the same time.

    Cheers,
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  3. buns

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    i have always had both connected, mine is a storm 1. It would really be alot of a bugger to have to change leads all the time!

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  4. lmccauley

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    Perhaps someone that actually owns one might be able to give you a more definitive answer, but I think you might damage a Storm 1 or 2 if you connect both inputs at the same time. What does the manual say about it (if anything)?


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    The high level and low level signals on Storms are summed within the amp, but not mutually exclusive. Later models have seperate gain controls for each so that with both feeds on you do not get excessive base with fronts on 'large'.

    As you have found the neutric connection should be accross both left and right speakers to get a balanced base.
     
  6. buns

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    It has been connected that way for nearly a year!! so i hope harm has not been done!

    I dont have a manual unfortunately......was bought as a demo and the less than satisfactory service never provided me a manual!

    How do i connect the neutrikl over left and right, it only has 3 wires!

    thanks!

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    Starlight is likely to be correct about running both together - it probably is just that the III model can have seperate gains.

    From memory, you connect one wire to the Left +ve, one wire to the Right +ve and one wire to the Left or Right neutral. But don't take my word for it! Wait till someone with the manual posts.

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    Liam has got it right. Current wiring is red to right +ve, yellow to left +ve and black to either -ve.

    Only sampling one channel will not have done any harm.
     
  9. buns

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    Thanks guys!

    Shame i didnt know this 3 years ago! I shall go and play about some more now!

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    I have the original Rel Storm active subwoofer also.

    Recently picked up a Monster Cable interlink 201 SWHT THX certified high performance powered subwoofer interconnect (a mouthful taken off the front of the box!). However this has RCA connections at both ends and sadly the connector (subwoofer end) is a large round type with three pins.

    Is there an adaptor available at all that will allow me to use the new subwoofer interconnect please?

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheekster.
     

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