Wiring Subwoofer

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ammon, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. Ammon

    Ammon Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is it better to connect a sub-woofer with speaker cables to the sub and then out to the speakers, or connect with an RCA cable? I have the Denon AVR-4802 and currently have it hooked up with the RCA cable. Is there any advantage to hooking it up the alternative way?
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2000
    Messages:
    3,813
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you're using it for surround sound... it's best to use the Denon's LFE out and run that to the sub via an RCA cable (probably how you have it set up).

    If you run the speaker cables out to the sub and then to the speakers, the sub will only be responding to bass frequencies sent to those 2 channels. So, any bass info sent to your surrounds/center will not come through the sub... unless the sub has a hook up for each channel.. but, I've never seen one of those.. and that would be alot of speaker wire just to get the same effect as one RCA cable.

    Just make sure your sub's active crossover is set well above whatever frequency your Denon rolls off to the LFE.. that way you wont miss out on any bass.
     
  3. Ammon

    Ammon Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    0
    just the answer i'm looking for. Thanks!
     

Share This Page