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Need help with subwoofer Altec Lansing Dell ADA-995

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Alan Chichester, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Alan Chichester

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    i have Altec Lansing Dell ADA-995 [​IMG]



    what i would like to know is if i could put a Y splitter on the Front Left and Front Right going to the Sub Out on a Reciever, and is this safe to do?


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    There should be no problem hooking this sub up to your rca sub out on your receiver. If you need to you can always reduce the volume on the sub.
     
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    I doubt it will accomplish anything, though.
     
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    So you think I should put my front and left into a splitter and run it to the sub out on the receiver?
     
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    ???

    Maybe you should explain what you’re trying to accomplish.
     
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    Oh, sheesh, I just realized this is a computer speaker system.

    I doubt it’s capable of anything you have in mind.
     
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    It will not be great and you should be able to get away with only using on rca from the sub out. I would get a home audio subwoofer but you can use this till you replace it.
     
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    Dave, to clarify, the rca connections in the photo are the outputs from the amp/bass module to the satellite speakers. They are NOT inputs. The inputs are from three 3.5mm headphone plugs. Connecting things the way the OP suggests will shut everything down, if not causing permanent damage.
     
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    I have another subwoofer with ONLY two spring clips (one positive/one negative)
    Could I use a speaker wire to rca adapter for the sub out on the receiver?
     
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    You can't go directly from that either. But, you can do it with an amplifier. The RCA output from the receiver is line level (un-amplified) and the spring clip input on the sub is speaker level (amplified).
     
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    One last idea, one of the inputs are for the subwoofer slots on my computer

    Could I put a 3.5mm to RCA subwoofer cable to the reciever from the sub input?
     
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    For anyone that ever has this idea, you can use this sub with a modern receiver, i used a 3.5mm female to rca adapter (with the 3.5mm yellow subwoofer input cable only), plugged it into the subwoofer output of a STRDH790 and it works great
     

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