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    Default Subwoofer Speaker Ports?

    Why does it look like I can plug 4 speakers into the back of my subwoofer (labeled speaker level inputs)? Isnt that what the avr is for or is this something completely different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyDugs View Post
    Why does it look like I can plug 4 speakers into the back of my subwoofer (labeled speaker level inputs)? Isnt that what the avr is for or is this something completely different?
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    The top set is an input and the bottom set is an output. You could run your speaker wires from the amp/receiver in to the sub and then out to the speakers. I am not familiar with this model but most subwoofers would have a high-pass crossover out to your speakers. Most people use the line level inputs.

    Some companies like REL recommend that you use the speaker/high level input so the sub sees the exact same signal as your speakers for better integration.

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    Ok so here is my avr...which cables would go where to the sub?
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    See that jack on the lower left of the AVR, the one that says subwoofer? Run a sub cable from there to either the L or R line level input on the sub.
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    ha i know but im asking about hooking up to the speaker level inputs and outputs

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    if you use this method, make sure set speakers to Full Range or Large on your AVR

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    It is made available if u are using an amp with no subwoofer out. U would run your wire from your amp left and right to your sub then from the sub to your speakers. Thats my understanding of it anyhow...

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    ok thanks...so it wont make anything better compared to regular sub out cable?

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    it's that one is better than another, just different way to get bass out of your sub. With the Sub cable, your AVR sums the bass from L/R and sends to the sub. With the speaker level setup, your sub is doing the summing from L/R from the AVR. Same result.

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    If your receiver has a highpass crossover for your mains it is probably best to use the subwoofer out jack so you can cut the bass going to your mains.

    What speakers are you using?

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    Polk LS90 standing main speakers

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    I would use the subwoofer preout to the sub.

    If you have a high pass feature on your receiver I would recommend using it to your fronts to lessen the burden of your receiver.

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    comes down to ( what sounds best ) if your sub is able to reproduce the lows better than the mains you need to switch the high pass ( sub on option ) if you dont some of the bass goes to mains and sub sounds worse .
    I have found getting lows to the sub ( thats is designed job ) will sound best .

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