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Cam McFarland

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I bought a "Y" splitter to hook up two subs, but when I got home I realized it was a "stereo" splitter...male into the receiver with "Y" out being in stereo....left/right.

Will this make a difference or will it work fine?

TIA,

- Cam
 

Cam McFarland

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Scott, I didnt say it would make it stereo, I said it was
a stereo splitter...it goes from the single male input, to
the left/right female plugs.

I just wondered if it would
make any difference if I used this to hook up two subs as it is not an "actual" Y (ie:same signal to both outputs instead of one left & one right).
 

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i would think it would work (provided it's kosher to split your sub out in that fashion), but since you're saying it's a "stereo (?) splitter", it seems it's made for something else besides the usual mono rca out on a receiver. the usual rca out on a receiver carries the (+)and(-) signal of a SINGLE channel and each single male rca plug that you connect has 2 wires connected to it. if that splitter does what you're describing, it's really made to split some sort of an "rca-like" jack that carries the (+)and(-) signal of BOTH CHANNELS (like a headphone jack), which means 4 wires total connected to the male rca end of your Y splitter. i've seen Y splitters that will split a single stereo headphone jack into 2 corresponding rca connects, but never one made for converting a "lone, stereo rca jack". (i'm trying to remember if i've ever encountered anything with a "lone, stereo rca jack. certainly it exists for something, i suppose.)

it's very possible, though, that it's just mislabeled or poorly labeled for the average, less discerning consumer, who wants to convert his mono jack into "stereo".
 

jeff peterson

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If you're saying it's a "stereo" splitter just because one plug is red and one white, don't worry, the same signal is running through them both.
 

ScottCHI

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yeah, that was unclear to me, too. but i was under the impression that it must have been labelled as such on the packaging or on the splitter itself.

cam?
 

ScottCHI

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btw, is it "ok" to split your LFE channel like that?

do either of your subs have pre-outs, cam?
 

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It’s fine to do that. You can expect some signal loss (i.e, reduction in its level) but you can easily make up for that with the sub’s gain control.

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Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 

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