Subwoofer Cable

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Alex Kuch, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Alex Kuch

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    When hooking up my new surround sound system, my subwoofer cable came with a y adapter type device that takes my mono male end and coverts it to a two channel stereo cable. I have the two channel stereo plugged in to the subwoofer. Should I just plug it in without the adapter to avoid signal loss? What does that adapter do?
     
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    The signal is mono, and the Y splits it into two, it does not make it stereo. The Y is for subs that have a dual input as some subs may need a little more voltage to keep them turned on during long periods with little bass. There is no signal loss either way because even if you did have stereo input, the signal is summed back to mono. Leaving it hooked up with the Y won't hurt anything.
     

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