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Chris KAudio

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I just purchased a Dayton #300-760 10" Titanic Subwoofer System Vance Dickason.

I have Athena F2's and the center channel and some old bose for the surrounds. My receiver is the HK 230.

http://harmankardon.com/back.asp?pro...at=REC&sType=C

What is the best way to hook up my sub to everything

I have never done this before... Im actually putting together the sub tonight.
 

Chris KAudio

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I purchased this cable, but am not sure it is what I need, I can always return it:

AR HT153 PRO SERIES SUBW CABLE 25FT
 

ScottCHI

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connect your sub to the purple subwoofer pre-out in the lower LEFT corner of the back of the receiver. some may disagree, but i'd set all those speakers up as SMALL in the receiver's menus (w/an 80Hz xover if you have the ability to adjust that). if the sub has an "unfiltered" input or a xover bypass setting, use that. otherwise set the sub's xover to it's maximum allowable setting.
 

Chris KAudio

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okay, and then where do I plug it in on the back of my sub?I have Line In and Out (L and R) and the High Level Speaker connections...
 

ScottCHI

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connect to the sub's line-in

(note that i changed the word "right" to "left" in the post above, too)
 

Chris KAudio

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:) I noticed that, but I knew what you meant. Does it matter if I put it in the Left or Right Line-In?
 

ScottCHI

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use the right (personal preference, don't really think it matters).

in SOME cases, SOME people find that their sub doesn't "wake-up" properly if they run it in it's "auto-on" mode. in SOME instances, splitting the subwoofer signal with a Y-adapter to allow connecting to both the l+r inputs can remedy this (it also boosts the sub input signal a few dBs, something that imo, generally, is undesirable in the overall scheme of things).
 

Chu Gai

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You might also find the following thread to be of some interest when futzing with your sub. Best of listening.
 

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