SVS Sub Interconnect and MoreQuestions...

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Mike Darksyde, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Mike Darksyde

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    I am getting a 16-46+ in 2 weeks, and I am not sure what you run from your receiver to the sub?

    I have a OnkyoTXNR801. This is my first real sub...I am not sure what type of cord I am suppoesed to get. Links are appreciated...

    Also anyone else have this set up. I have Infinity overture 2's for the fronts and crap for the center and surrounds (to be upgraded soon) and I want to know if I should keep my infinitys (150 watt amp and 6.5" sub in each speaker) set to large, or if I should just let the SVS handle it all, and if I do let it handle it all, do I set the cross over to 80Hz across the board?

    Also what abotu the gain setting on the sub, I know little about gain on subs, and if there was somethign I could read about it, this would be most helpful. I think that is all for now...thanks for any replies.
     
  2. Ernest Yee

    Ernest Yee Supporting Actor

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    Well - as far as your interconnects are concerned, you should just call up Erik at SVS and purchase a discounted BetterCables from them. That will be your best bet.

    As far as setting up your sub, you should get a Radio Shack SPL meter and follow some of those online tutorials for proper sub setup.
     
  3. WayneO

    WayneO Supporting Actor

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    Any standard shielded 75ohm rca style cable will work.
    Such as this: http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=15%2D2403
    Read all this: http://www.svsubwoofers.com/faq.htm
    And to quickly answer, in general you want to set all your speakers to small with a 80hz crossover, this is a good place to start. You can fiddle around a little to see if something else may work better. Make sure you have or get a SPL meter from Radio Shack to calibrate all your speaker levels as well. The GAIN is like a volume knob and is used to set output when calibrating it with your speakers along with any "LFE Level" output adjustment you may have on your receiver.
     

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