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Sub Y splitters and speaker cable

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by fire boy, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. fire boy

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    Hi guys & gals,

    Can anyone tell me if adding a Y splitter to my sub phono lead improves the bass of my sub?(As stated by a retail site)
    My current setup
    PIONEER VSX912(sub pre-out)
    RICHER SOUNDS 5M SUB PHONO LEAD
    M S 309 SUB(Left input)

    Anyone know the "science bit" to this claim? :confused:

    Also the old speaker cable chestnut.... :D
    Currently using 28 strand x 0.3mm standard copper wire will dedicated ofc speaker wire make an improvement?
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    There is no "science bit" to that claim, it's rubbish that it will improve the sound quality. It may help if the auto-on circuit doesn't activate as quickly as you'd like but that's it.

    I don't think that different speaker wire will yield an improvement but there are many discussions in this forum about that so have a read and make up your own mind. :)
     
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    Cheers mate :smashin:

    The auto function dosen't work to well with my amp so i keep it set to On......... this may help with that.
     
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    Leaving it set to "On" is possibly a better solution, all that using a splitter into both the L & R inputs will do is make the subwoofer think that it's getting a bigger signal so the Auto-on will be more sensitive. It depends how much the money is worth to you I suppose, I'd recommend buying some movies, some music and some beverages to accompany them. :)
     
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    On my Kef model 20b using a y splitter so that you are using 2 inputs on the sub does increase the output by so much db (can't remember the amount but it is significant) 10 db rings a bell.

    I got this information by talking to the technical department at Kef, when I wanted to increase the performance of the sub

    I would definately try it!
     
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    Before I got my new sub which has only one input, I had a Paradigm sub that has L&R inputs.

    I could definately hear a difference if I used both with a splitter than if I only used one.

    Remember I only said DIFFERENCE - NOT BETTER!
     

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