Why receiver only has 1 RCA for sub out but Sub has 2 RCA inputs?

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  1. Tim_

    Tim_ Stunt Coordinator

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    Why receiver only has 1 RCA for sub out but Sub has 2 RCA inputs?

    1) Does it matther if I connect both to both input on the subwoofer with a spliter?
    2) Or I can just plug into either 'L' or 'R'?
     
  2. John Garcia

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    Sub has stereo inputs in case you want to run it off main channels in line with other speakers. Check your manual, one may be the "preferred" one for a sinle input. I typically recommend using a splitter, but after calibration, it works out to be the same thing.
     
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    I always use splitters for them. Some equipment will have stereo sub outs, but most are only one mono /LFE sub out.

    I probably don't have to use the splitters anymore, but, since I have always done it this way with success, I suppose I will continue to do so.
     

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