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Can a powered subwoofer with external in and out speaker Jacks be used with RT2600? If so, how?

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  • If your receiver has a dedicated subwoofer line level output, we recommend connecting your subwoofer to this jack. Most receivers will have just one (mono) subwoofer output, while quite a few subs require two inputs. You can use an RCA "Y" adapter cord , which is a cable with one female RCA jack at one end, and two male RCA plugs at the other. Some receivers require menu settings (such as "sub-on" or "front speakers-small") that must be made before the sub output will be active.

  • Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    I don't believe this hookup is amplified; but, if you have used the regular unfiltered speaker connections from your receiver/amplifier to hookup the subwoofer, the system will pass the signal thru the outputs subject to the crossover adjustment on the back panel. You cannot get the full signal if your system is sending only the bass signal to the subwoofer. I have copied the instructions below from the manual. You would set the high freq crossover to the low end of your satellite's frequency range. The full manual is here: http://www.jbl.com/EN-US/Products/Pages/ProductSupportDetails.aspx?PID=PSW-D110

    High-Pass Control
    • If you hooked up your subwoofer
    as shown in Hookup
    3 on page 4, you also have
    the capability of adjusting
    the high-pass frequency.
    The High-Pass control
    determines the frequency at
    which the main speakers
    will start reproducing
    sounds. If your main speakers
    can comfortably reproduce
    some low-frequency
    sounds, also set this control
    to a lower frequency
    setting, between 50Hz –
    100Hz. This will concentrate
    the subwoofer’s
    efforts to the ultradeep
    bass sounds, while your
    main speakers continue to
    reproduce the mid-bass
    information. If you are
    using smaller bookshelf
    speakers that do not extend
    to the lower bass frequencies,
    set the high-pass crossover
    control to a higher setting,
    between 125Hz – 180Hz.
    With this setting, your main
    speakers will not have the
    burden of reproducing any
    low-frequency sounds.
    • If you hooked up your subwoofer
    as shown in Hookup
    1 on page 3, the high-pass
    frequency is fixed at 180Hz.
    • If you hooked up your subwoofer
    as shown in Hookup
    2 on page 4, there is no
    high-pass control. Unless
    your receiver/amplifier
    incorporates a high-pass
    crossover, your main speakers
    will continue to get a
    full-range signal.
    Final adjustment and blending
    of the low-pass and high-pass
    controls may evolve over several
    listening sessions. A good
    starting point would be to set
    both the low- and high-pass
    controls to the same frequency
    and adjust from that point.

    Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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