Lets say I have 2 subs I want to hook up. How do I do this?
Here are some scenarios I've come up with & what I see wrong with them:
1. Using the speaker level inputs, connect the left speaker output on the amp to the left speaker input on the left sub, connect the left sp. out on sub to left satellite speaker. Do the same for the right channel. What I see wrong here is by only using one speaker level input at the sub, I may be "missing out" on some bass info. (is this true?) The satellite speaker should be fine. Advantage: normal amount of speaker cable required.
2. Connect both left & right speaker outs from the receiver to left sub, run speaker cable from sp. out of first sub to sp. in on second sub, then connect satellites to second sub speaker outs. Disadvantage: twice the speaker cable needed. Advantage: both subs get right & left signals, and sat. should be fine.
3. Using the line level inputs (RCA) on both subs (no LFE input on the sub) connected to the reciever. My question here is how to do this using the single RCA sub output from the amp. Can you connect the single RCA sub out to just one of the RCA sub inputs? Disadvantage: I'm pretty sure I'd be double crossover-ing the sub.
What is the best way to hook up two subs. My particular sub amps have speaker leve & RCA inputs. They do not have an LFE input. Also, I don' think you can turn off the sub amp crossover.