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Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by stun, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. stun

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    My Amp has twin line-level Sub outputs and the Sub has twin line-level inputs...

    At the moment I'm just connecting via left channel, should I connect both channels? and why / why not?
     
  2. MarkE19

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    The only reason I know for connecting both sub channels is if your sub has an Auto On setting. If it does both connections will make it more unlikely that your sub will go into standby during a quiet section of a DVD/CD. If it does then the bass will be missing for a second as it wakes up. If you manually switch the sub on (or leave it on at all times) then I know of no reason to connect both channels.

    Mark.
     
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    The Sub has Auto on... :-/

    Cheers.
     
  4. MarkE19

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    and have you ever caught your sub having a nap?

    Mark.
     
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    Using both inputs via an adapter might be necessary if you amp cannot sent a signal strong enough so that the sub keeps more or less quiet or goes into sleep mode too quickly as Mark already mentioned (even you turn up the subs volume control). Rarely happens though.
    Else the usage is optional, not necessary but it doesn't do any harm either. Just make sure you balance the volume levels again.
     
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    The Amp is a Denon 3802 and the sub is an MS909W... wish I'd gone and connected both inputs now...

    Not caught the sub having a nap, maybe I'll be lucky.

    Cheers guys!
     
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    As Reiner said, it doesn't happen often with fairly new equipment.

    So, if it aint broke - don't fix it!

    Mark.
     

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