Low Level inputs (0dB and +12dB) on a subwoofer

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Willem Vos, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. Willem Vos

    Willem Vos Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, question:

    why does my sub (a REL Q150e) have two different low level inputs? One is marked 0dB and the other 12dB.

    The manual doesn't even attempt to explain this, so I opted for the 0dB (it sounded safer)

    Is this really the prefered option, however?

    Since I can adjust the subwoofer output using my receiver would it be better to hook it up to the +12dB input so the amp in the sub doesn't have to "work" as hard (something I read on another forum)

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    I think the *+12* input is if your procesor isn't putting out enough voltage via it's subwoofer preout to drive the subwoofer to proper levels. If you can calibrate properly using the *0* input...that should be fine.

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