Another SVS question!!!

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  1. Dean DeMass

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    OK, I have my 20-39cs being powered by my old Kenwood stereo receiver. I have it hooked up exactly like the FAQ tells you to on the SVS website. However, I have an extrnal DD/DTS decoder that plugs into my 5.1 Ready Sony receiver. Instead of having the subwoofer cable going from my Sony receiver to the Kenwood receiver, should I just take the subwoofer cable from the external decoder and plug it directly into the Kenwood receiver? Or should I leave it exactly how I have it, Decoder to Sony Receiver - Subwoofer cable from Sony Receiver to Kenwood Receiver - Kenwood Receiver to SVS? I hope this isn't to confusing. [​IMG]
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  3. Tom Vodhanel

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    Dean,
    As long as you can calibrate the system OK with the current configuration...I wouldn't mess with it. I'm guessing the DD/DS decoder is sending full range signal to each of the 5.1 inputs on the Sony...and then the Sony is applying any applicable bass management to the input signal...right?
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  4. Dean DeMass

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    Tom,
    You are correct. However, I did try it the other way, having the subwoofer output on the DD/DTS decoder go directly to the Kenwood, and I noticed a BIG difference (so did my wife). The bass has more punch to it, plus it is about 5 db louder. I had to recalibrate and once I did, I was very pleased with the new sound. It was like geting another new SVS. [​IMG]
    I think I am going to leave it the way it is now. I got brave last night and checked out the DTS version of The Haunting. My God!!!! Now I know why this DVD is called the "sub killer". I had to take the bass down 2 db for fear of destroying something. [​IMG]
    Here is another quick question. While I was changing the setup of the cables, I must have accidently turned the bass control on the Kenwood all the way up. While watching Fight Club, the receiver shutdown for a brief second and then came back on during the final explosion scene. I freaked out and went and checked out the receiver and noticed the goof. Did all I do was overdrive the amps or did I do something else? The sub didn't bottom out, sound distorted, or anything else. Once I put the bass level back at the 0 db mark, it was fine. I hope I didn't do any major damage to anything?
    -Dean-
    [Edited last by Dean DeMass on August 31, 2001 at 07:00 AM]
     

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