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REL Storm MK1 - High and Low Level inputs

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  1. Buckster

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    I think I may have found the answer using the search engine - but I'm not 100% sure - so I thought I'd ask the forum.

    I have a REL Storm Mk1 - with Neutrik high input levels and twin phonos.

    In my living room I have 2 setups - one for AV and one for music (gave up trying to get AV setup sounding good for music)

    What I want to do is use the sub for both.

    What I want to do (but not sure if it will damage the REL) is - from AV amp connect the low level LFE output and from Arcam music amp connect via speaker/high level Neutrik cable. Now obviously won't be listening to music and AV at the same time .... but there could be the odd instance where one is left on briefly whillst the other one is on - if the REL gets both inputs at the same time will it do any damage ?

    I read one post on here saying that it would do damage and another that just said it "summed" the inputs.

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks for any help, best regards,

    Mark.
     
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    If both high and low connections are offered for simultaneous connection. Then it would be rather suicidal of the manufacturer not to allow for such dual signal circumstances to occur now and then.

    SVS amps offers both high and low level connections. I have it on the highest authority that both may be connected at the same time. Even fed two different signals via hi' and lo' at the same time. But the subwoofer will not go off with a loud bang! It will simply sound awful. As one would expect. When trying to listen to two different programmes at the same time.

    But don't take my word for it in the case of your REL. :devil:

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    I could be wrong :lesson: but I believe that only the mark III versions of the ST RELS offer simultaneous use of both high and low level inputs.

    Liam.
     
  4. Buckster

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    Thanks to both of your reponses - I have emailed REL but yet to have a response.

    Liam - I read that somewhere - but I think it may be a wording thing - the Mark III ones allow separate volume controls for high and low level inputs - wheras the MK1s don't.

    Mark.
     
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    Assuming that you CAN use high and low simultaneously, then you cannot damage the sub by connecting 2 different systems to it.
     
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    Without two gain controls though it's not much use to you as in one setup it will sound wrong.

    Liam.
     
  7. Buckster

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    Thanks again for replies - Liamjf - only one gain control is fine I think ? - unless I am missing something - the ouput from music amp is high level - that will have to be adjusted on REL's gain until right volume - output from LEF on AV amp is adjustable - so can be tweaked to give correct volume ?

    Mark.
     
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    That's correct. One gain control will be fine.

    REL subs are designed so they can be used in this kind of situation.
     

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