splitting receiver to two subwoofers?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Andrew O'Brien, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Andrew O'Brien

    Andrew O'Brien Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm thinking about buying a subwwofer and then comparing it at home to my passive sub-woofer, will return if not as good. Any nasty outcomes that can occur if I split the signal from the receiver to the two subwoofers using a simple Y connector ?
    I'll use a separate receiver to power the passive subwoofer.

    Andy.
     
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    Hi Andy,

    no, I wouldn't expect any. Using a Y-Cable is the standard connection if two pieces of gear have to be connected to one source.

    Cheers,
    Axel
     
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    No problem at all Andrew. If you plan on trying out both subs individually in the same location why split though? You also can split farther down line if it will save you some $$ in cable costs.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting a couple subwoofers, and thought I might order a splitter while I'm at it, but the ones I see are CATV Y Splitters, so I'm thinking that's probably not right.

    Is this the kind of part I'm needing to buy? Or how do I distinguish which one is the right type to work with subwoofers?
     
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