Y connectors and receiver LFE

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  1. JerryW

    JerryW Supporting Actor

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    Ok, here's the deal. I'm going to be hooking up a pair of Bass Shakers and 2 channels of an external sub amp (L and R channels). So from what I understand I need to get a Y connector to feed the LFE signal to the Bass Shakers amp (an old receiver), then use another Y connector to hook up both channels of the sub amp (the sub driver has inputs for each voice coil and I want to power each coil seperately). That means I'll be splitting the LFE signal twice.

    Diagram:

    LFE from receiver

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    |---- Bass Shaker amp

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    |---- Channel 1 of sub amp

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    Channel 2 of sub amp

    (hope that diagram turns out ok)

    Will this cause problems?
     
  2. Dan Hine

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    What kind of amp is your "sub amp"? Is it just the plate amp built on or are you using an external amp? If it is an external amp, see if it has a "parallel input setting" then this could be the answer. What that will do is allow you to just use one input to feed both channels the same signal (and thus using both channels of amplification).

    However, if that is not an option I really don't think you will be met with adverse affects by splitting the signal twice. Best to just try it and listen for yourself though. Best of luck.

    Dan Hine
     

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