Help Subwoofer hook up?

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  1. PeterST

    PeterST Auditioning

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    I need some help, My subwoofer (SoundDynamics THS-12) Has a left and right rca input hook-up but my receiver (Pioneer Elite VSX-27TX) only has 1 RCA output. What do I do in a situation like that? My Sub is older than my receiver.

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  2. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    Use a "Y adaptor".
     
  3. Orlando

    Orlando Stunt Coordinator

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    I've always had the same answer.

    But my question is, does it matter if you actually run two cables with the y being at the source or only running one wire and splitting it at the sub end?
     
  4. Reginald Trent

    Reginald Trent Screenwriter

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    They should be one in the same with no difference. Unless one one the two cables is defective and not carrying the signal correctly.
     
  5. Doug_

    Doug_ Stunt Coordinator

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    You can simply hook up one wire to the sub. If you use a Y-adaptor, it will slightly increase the strength of the signal going into the sub. Therefore, it will also slightly increase the gain. It will work either way though.
     
  6. PeterST

    PeterST Auditioning

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    Thanks
    Everyone,
    It shure helps ,I really appreciate it.........
     
  7. John S

    John S Producer

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    I use a "Y"... Supposed to be fine with one, but I have always used a "Y" and probably always will. [​IMG]
     
  8. MikeLi

    MikeLi Supporting Actor

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    You can also just plug it into the left incomming and turn up the gain a bit on the sub and get the same thing. All your doing by using the Y is feeding the same info to your sub twice which makes it a bit louder. Again you can acomplish the same thing by turning the gain up on your sub. Some people think because it plays a bit louder on a lower volume they are gaining something somewhere but thats not the case at all...
     
  9. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    I've heard that the Y-adaptor is useful if the subwoofer has a standby mode-- a stronger signal may serve to more quickly activate it.
     
  10. Rob.melone

    Rob.melone Stunt Coordinator

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    Peter,

    What does your manual say? That is your best starting point.

    Rob
     

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