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    Default PSW 10 LFE hookup

    Hi all-

    I have read here that it is best to use both inputs on the subwoofer, by means of using a Y jack. I am waiting on the sub to arrive, and want to buy this Y jack before it gets here. My problem is that I do not know the configuration of the jack itself. Are there 3 male adapters, or 2 male 1 female? Is there a best kind to buy i.e. gold connectors, wire type etc.? The dummy at best buy sold me 2 Yjacks that connect to each other, for a total of 40 bucks, is he correct?

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    The outputs are summed together in the sub. Feeding both inputs with a Y adapter from the LFE output will do nothing.

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    This is a post from Polk Tech, which is what I read:


    "All you would need to do is connect the single sub-woofer output, of the receiver, to either the right or left input on the sub-woofer (the sub-woofer's bass amplifier adds the two channels together so a connection to either one is fine). Or, if you prefer, you may use a "Y" cable to provide a connection to both inputs on the sub-woofer. While this doesn't change the sound quality it will allow the sub-woofer to play louder at each of it's volume control positions."

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    But what will that change? The sub will bottom out long before max setting on the volume control either way.

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    Watcher, connecting both of the sub inputs does feed voltage into both and results in a slightly higher volume level for a given setting of the receiver sub output control, but this is at most a minor benefit. Your receiver almost certainly can supply plenty of voltage into one input. Use the single input and return the Y connectors for a refund.
    Last edited by John K.; 11-28-2009 at 07:52 PM.

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