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wiring a sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by go5, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. go5

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    I have a pasive sub and need some advice/info about hooking it up. It has two in and out connections. My receiver only has two front outputs, so do I go in to left sub and out to the left main and same as the right. Doing it this way, do my mains lose anything?

    Any help would be great

    thanks
     
  2. magking

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    go5
    That would be correct, with most subs a least.
    What sub di you have?

    You have to set the crossover to the frequenzy that your fronts roll of at, i guess arund 50hz, but we need to know what front speakers you have to know that.

    Then you have to adjust the level. Do that by listening to some music you know well with some deep bass. Turn up the volume to you start to hear the sub, the turn it down a little.

    Be shure to have your fronts set at large if it's a surround amp, but i guess it's not, as it would have had a sub out.
     
  3. Ian J

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    Magking,

    It's a passive sub that he has which is only connected at speaker level.
     
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    opps!
    But it's pretty much the same thing to connect it with highlevel.
    Be shure your amp can handle it though. It will have to drive both your fronts aswell as the subwoofer.
     
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    I am not the smartest guy when it comes to these things, how do i know if my amp can handle it, it is a 500w amp. The two fronts are 400w a piece 8 ohms and the sub is 20-100w per channle - 6ohm.

    thanks
     

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