Line out to subwoofer?

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  1. hendricksonET

    hendricksonET Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a multi-room setup using A-Bus. I am using the line-out on the keypad and running it to an external amp which powers the speakers. I want to use a splitter and run left and right channels to both the amp and an active sub, but I read on a different forum that running a line out directly to a subwoofer may damage the sub in some way. I thought that the crossover on the sub would deal with that, but I wanted to check it out here before I did anything.

    If it does wear on the sub in some way is there a type of filter I can run it through to get rid of the high frequencies?

    Thanks!
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    As long as the sub has it's own x-over, it should be OK.
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

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    No problem there.... y-the line out one side to amp, one side to sub, set the subs xover. This is how it used to be done before sub outs were common.

    Now I will note, that most subs have a high pass out, this works on the line level stuff as well, so if you don't want your speakers to get full range, this is an option as well. Line into the sub and sub line out to the amp powering the speakers.
     

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