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06-17-2004, 04:03 AM
I finally got my DVD/MP3/CD/AM FM Tuner Receiver today and was wondering why there is only 1 RCA Connector for Subwoofer out. The rest come in pairs, 2x Front Out, 2x Rear Out. I checked the manual and there it also states only 1 RCA Subwoofer Out. Does that mean I have to use a Y connector? If so, would it deteriate the quality of the signal to my Mono Block amp? There is also 1 RCA Coaxial Out and to my knowledge, isn't that a TV Cable connector? Also there are 2 pairs of Video Out which I know connects to my LCD. But why only 1 RCA Subwoofer out? If anyone knows please let me know.
06-17-2004, 04:09 AM
OOps also I forgot to ask about Wires. Now I will be expecting the UPS guy early next week to deliver my "GOD POWER" HiFonics BX1500D and HiFonics ZX6400. Now should I use 4awg power and ground cables because thats what the Specs say it has connectors for. Or should I opt for thicker wiring? How about the speaker wires? Any suggestions please feel free to share. :D
06-17-2004, 08:21 AM
i dunno about your head unit...i guess you would use a y-splitter...id call whoever made it and ask though...
as far as power wire goes...id do with 1/0awg or 2awg wire and run it to a fused distrobution block, then 4awg out from the block
06-17-2004, 11:37 AM
Thats what I was thinking of doing. Going with a 1/0 Distribution block with fuses and 4awg out. I'm still kind of confused about the headunit sub out.
06-17-2004, 12:04 PM
I'm sure you may already know this, but make sure you use good high quality RCA's. I made the mistake of using inexpensive ones originally and had to go back and replace them! Wound up using Stinger Expert series which are phenomal, got rid of the interference I had and increased SQ 200%.
BTW I have a Zeus ZX6400 amp and it is AWESOME, the sound quality and power output are killer, you won't be disappointed with that amp!
06-17-2004, 12:32 PM
Kschultz76...I heard alot of good things about HiFonics and I used them along time ago and they were decent amps. Thanks for the input on the ZX6400. What kind of speakers are you running from that amp? I am planning on running DB6500 components for front and DB650 coaxials for the rear with that amp. Then using a mono block HiFonics 1500BD for my ID Max 12" Ver.3.
06-17-2004, 09:58 PM
I'm running a set of Polk EXIII 6x9's in the rear deck and a set of Polk EXIII 5.25" comps in the front doors. I have a 12" Polk MOMO MM2124 sub in the rear which I'm going to get a Hifonics Zeus ZX4000 to run that sub soon, can't afford a monoblock.
06-18-2004, 12:06 PM
Thats sweet. I thought I couldn't afford a mono block amp either until I did some searching and finally got the best bargain from CarDomain which they did the 105% price match for me on my amps and sub.
06-19-2004, 04:15 PM
OK.. well here's the deal on the single out for the subs. I would assume that it is a filtered output, meaning it is ONLY meant to drive the lower freq's and the lower freq's are Usually omnidirectional.. ie no left/right/front/back... So it is a MONO output. You should not need a splitter at all, as you are using a MONO block amplifier. It MAY have two rca's on it, but those simply electronically merge the two signals. Just plug one rca into it from your H/U's output and the gain knob will need to be set a little higher, and you will be set to go.
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