Subwoofer Hookup Question

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  1. Dan Cabral

    Dan Cabral Stunt Coordinator

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    This is something that I've been curious about for a while.

    Most decent subs I've seen have a stereo inputs. Even high end AVR's have a single output for the sub.

    What is the purpose of the stereo inputs on a sub if most receivers won't output in stereo?
     
  2. Binh Vu

    Binh Vu Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the same question too, but for now, I hooked the sub cable to the L "or" R on the sub input
     
  3. Jason Wilcox

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    i use the stereo inputs by connecting them to the preouts of my stereo receiver. if i only hoked up one of the preouts I'd be missing the other channels bass.
     
  4. Greg Foan

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    If you're using the line level out (the .1 of 5.1) you can feed it in either the left or right channel, shouldn't matter with most sub amps, or you can use a splitter if you want, although it really won't make a difference.
     
  5. Dan Cabral

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  6. Jason Wilcox

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    like i said, one purpose is for a 2 channel system without a sub out. My marantz stereo receiver lacks a sub out so I use the left and right preouts to go to the subs left and right inputs.
     

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