Avoid subwoofer out jack?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DonHW, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. DonHW

    DonHW Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I've been told that I should avoid using the LFE output jack in my receiver and instead hook up the subwoofer using the preamp outs and a Y connector. Can anyone confirm/disconfirm this and explain why it's true (if it is true)?

    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. Matt Gordon

    Matt Gordon Supporting Actor

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    Like all things technical, "it depends!"

    If you are listening to your stuff for Home Theater (DD 5/6/7.1 or DTS), you want to head straight towards that sub out jack and step over no matter how many dead bodies it takes to get there.

    If you're using this beast for music, well, um, it depends some more. If you are using "pure" stereo decoding, yeah, do the Y-thing and set the crossover built into the sub to your taste . If your setup or layout, as determined in your processor/receiver is doing a "front mains plus sub" arrangement, then there is a crossover in the software of your decoder that will send the bass stuff to the sub out jack.

    Hope this helps!

    Matt
     

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