SVS 20-39 arriving tomorrow quick couple of ?'s

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  1. Judy Y

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    I am assuming that the passive version of this sub, (which I ordered), is like any other passive sub. I would run an RCA cable from the sub out to my amp then run speaker wires from the amp to the sub. Is this correct?
    Also, I have a 250 watt M&K powered sub now. If I am using just a surge protector and NOT a line conditioner, is there any reason I cannot plug the powered sub and the amp for the SVS both into the surge protector?? I know that line conditioners typically choke power to amps but, with a surge suppressor only, does anyone see any issues?
    Finally, I believe, my amp is 100 watts into two channels 8ohms, (okay, it USED to be, one channel wimped out on me and there is now only one left), would it be pumping more into a 4 ohm load on the SVS sub? (Yes, I plan on getting another, better amp- but I am still trying to pay off the HDTV. Yet, I HAD to have an SVS sub any way I could think to do it!!)
     
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    Judy,
    I can answer only your first question - yes, all you need is an RCA from your LFE out to your amp, and then speaker cable from the amp to the SVS. Enjoy your sub!
     
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    Judy,
    Just "Y" your LFE/Bass output of your Dolby Digitial receiver, on leg into the powered sub, one into the extra amp channel you have. From the latter amp, just run speaker wire to the sub.
    Keep both subs in the same corner if you can. I'd calibrate each sub seperately, with the SVS running a dB or two higher than the mains, and the M&K a dB or two under that. It can be tricky to calibrate two very different subs but you'll find the right combo quickly.
    You should have no problem running both subs off the same power strip as long as it can handle the current for both.
    You might find that 100 watt amp is more than enough power for some time with the SVS. As long as the amp can handle it (very likely) you will get more like 150 watts into the nominal 4 Ohm load of the SVS (the impedance varies by freq. and will avg. higher than that). This should be a killer combo once dialed in.
    Ron
     
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    Sorry, duplicate post
    Jerry
    [Edited last by JerryIII on July 23, 2001 at 12:23 PM]
     
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    Ron,
    I will be ordering a 20-39CS within the next week and was wondering what type of connectors I should get on my new bettercables speaker wire. Will the SVS take banana plugs?
    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    >>>Finally, I believe, my amp is 100 watts into two channels 8ohms, (okay, it USED to be, one channel wimped out on me and there is now only one left), would it be pumping more into a 4 ohm load on the SVS sub?> (Yes, I plan on getting another, better amp- but I am still trying to pay off the HDTV. Yet, I HAD to have an SVS sub any way I could think to do it!!)
     
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    Room dimensions are 19 length, 10.5 width, ceiling height 7.5. The M&K sub is a VX-4, and is positively ancient, (but it has never let me down and I have never known it to bottom out. I also still have the same fuse in it that came with the sub, and it was a DEMO!!). I have enjoyed it for many years, now, with the most noticeable improvement in sound when I moved it to the rear left corner of the room, about 6 inches or so from both walls. (The rear left corner being the closest to the seating area.)
    Thanks so much for the quick replies!! I am very excited about getting this sub.
     
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    >>>Room dimensions are 19 length, 10.5 width, ceiling height 7.5. The M&K sub is a VX-4, and is positively ancient, (but it has never let me down and I have never known it to bottom out. I also still have the same fuse in it that came with the sub, and it was a DEMO!!). I have enjoyed it for many years, now, with the most noticeable improvement in sound when I moved it to the rear left corner of the room, about 6 inches or so from both walls. (The rear left corner being the closest to the seating area.)
    Thanks so much for the quick replies!! I am very excited about getting this sub.
     
  9. Tom Vodhanel

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    >>>Ron,
    I will be ordering a 20-39CS within the next week and was wondering what type of connectors I should get on my new bettercables speaker wire. Will the SVS take banana plugs?
    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply TV. I will use spades. It is the customer service and support that makes me want an SVS sub almost as much as the performance.
    Thanks again,
    Jerry
     

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