"Y" connector for sub

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  1. Jim Williams

    Jim Williams Second Unit

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    What is the real advantage, if any, for using a "Y" connector on a DLS 10 sub? I have seen many posts that suggest that you use a "Y" connector, but if one RCA connector has the same info as two, what is the advantage?
     
  2. Brian Fellmeth

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    There is no advantage. This is a myth. When using a Y, the sub amp sums identical signals to give you more volume. Sounds great, but the next thing you have to do is bleed that extra volume off (by dropping the receiver's dub trim)to get back to calibration. Your right back where you started except that there is another connection jack to cause problems.
     
  3. keir

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    i think the y connector is used when people need extra voltage to trigger the auto-on circuitry in subs that use the auto switch. its not necessary unless you have that specific problem.
     
  4. Matt Nevala

    Matt Nevala Stunt Coordinator

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    well, with my DLS, i have the Y connector and ive taken it off and listened to it w just the one rca...there was a quite noticable difference and for like $7 it was well worth it.

    my .02
     

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