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Sub splitter (what and where?)

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by nictry, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. nictry

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    I have seen a couple of threads re a splitter for taking the single RCA cable that comes from the amp and changing to the two inputs on the sub.

    A few questions, is this important to do? If it is not split is there a downside (and if it is split is there an upside?)and where should you plug the single cable in (L or R?)

    Also if it is better to have the two inputs where can you get the splitter bit from?:smashin:
     
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    The only reason you would really need to feed a sub two inputs is if it was struggling to come out of standby mode when set to AUTO. This can often be cured by reducing the volume on the sub and increasing the sub volume on the amp/receiver.
    I have wondered if there is any qualtity to be gained by using 2 inputs and emailed this question to SVS and B&W a while ago.
    They both said that that 2 inputs only increases signal strength, not quality.
    If you use a single RCA, generally it doesn't matter whether you plug to L or R but sometimes manufacturers will suggest a reccomended socket.
     

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