Bridging & Sub Connection

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  1. Stasulos

    Stasulos Stunt Coordinator

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    I've got a sub-amplifier that has high voltage stereo inputs, but no outputs. Can I connect it in a following way: connect sub to L&R front outputs on the receiver and connect L&R front speakers to the same outputs on the receiver? If not, what is the best way to connect the stuff?


    Question 2: I've got another alternative for the amplifier - a stereo amplifier. If I connect it the same way as above and then just bridge the fron L&R to the sub, will that make my two front channels effectively one? Will I loose the stereo there?

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  2. Lee Petty

    Lee Petty Stunt Coordinator

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    i think if you try bridging a stereo amp (not a car audio amp) you will probably fry it.
    home theater receivers and such are usually only designed to handle a certain load, per output.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Stasulos,

    Your post makes no sense – perhaps that’s why you aren’t getting much help here. For instance:

     
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  5. Robert Sun

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    Stasulos,

    I have a Sound Dynamics RTS 1000 powered subwoofer that also has only speaker level inputs but no outputs also. I connect it up to my reciever in the way you described. Run speaker wire from the front L&R outputs in the receiver to the high level inputs into the subwoofer. I found that it blends better this way. My crossover is set to 60 and the amp speaker size to Large mains.
     

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