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Subwoofer Hookup???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tom Reed, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. Tom Reed

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    I just received my fixed JBL PB-12 today. While waiting for the replacement I built a Sonotube subwoofer using a Dayton 12" DVC woofer tuned to 21.5hz. I am powering it with 240 watts and it sounds great. I am wondering how I should hook up the JBL sub. My speakers are Klipsch RF-3 fronts, RC-3 center, and KSK 10.5 rears. The fronts and back are floor standing. Should I hook it with a y-cable and split the subwoofer output. Or should I run the front speaker wire through the JBL and then filter out the bass. Also what should my speaker settings be(ie Large or Small). Any other suggestions would be great also.
    Tom Reed
     
  2. Mike LS

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    Split the LFE out using a Y cable and set your mains to "small".
     
  3. Tom Reed

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    Thanks Mike
    Any other suggestions?
    Tom Reed
     
  4. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    I'd split the mono feed and set all speakers to small too...just be sure to recalibrate everything whenever you tweak like this.
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  5. Tom Reed

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    Thanks for the advice I will try this out. Another question I have is what should I set my peak limiter to I since I will have 2 subs running.
    Tom Reed
     

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