I am trying to connect my subwoofer and want to make sure i do it right.
i have a signet sp100/11 my reciever has a single subwoofer connection but the sub has a low voltage a v right and left? what side do i go to, or do i get a splitter?.
it also has high voltage speaker wire in and out for the fronts do i do both or just the 1 any help would be great.
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Re: connecting my subwoofer
Got manual on speaker?the reason y some subs have left and rt. is bcause some equipment dont have sub output channel.most sub left channel is usuallly dedicate toe the lfe,which is for the sub output.try it with a splitter and single see if you lose so bass drops when in single,if so then go double .but i think its the left channel.you wont damage anything by conecting a splitter,tet in low volumes ,.but try to get the manual from company or contact them atleast.
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this subwoofer has a built in crossover variable from 50hz to 150hz which means
that any signal you feed it the sub it will ignore anything but bass anyway. As for the
connection it is made quite difficult if you don't already have an amplifier
powering your other speakers, usually home cinema amplifiers have a low level
pre out for subwoofers, for which you would just need a phono to phono cable. However if
it doesn't and you have any type of amplifier with at least 2 separate left and
right speakers you can connect the wires from these into the subwoofer and it
will output the bass from these 2 channels. Another
option is to use a mono to stereo (2 to 1) phono cable where the 2 connectors
at one end connect to a tape or record output on your amplifier and the single
phono at the other connects to the subwoofer, the same would go if you have a
red & white phono (RCA) output on your TV you could also use this to power
the sub, in the worst case scenario you could use a single to single phono or
rca cable to connect one of the output channels (left or right) on your TV to
the subwoofer however this would mean that the subwoofer would only output bass
from either the left or right channel.
I have the same setup. Are you going out of the subwoofer output of the reciever? (it's purple.) then into the LFE jack of the subwoofer (also purple.) That's the only connection you need besides power. If you have those right, try using your cable for something else to make sure the cable is good. Is the indicator of the subwoofer green? Mine comes on with the reciever. Good luck!
you will need a line-level converter to use this subwoofer- it is a rectangular-shaped box with wires coming out on one end and red-and-white RCA plugs one the other. The end with the wires coming out will hook to the receiver, and the other end will need to plug into the sub.
Look for the sub pre out on the back of your amp and connect a sub cable to this and next to the LFE or phono type input on the back of the sub ,if it has two inputs left and right pick the left side ,set the cross over to suit your system and speakers,if you are not sure set the cross over to 80 hertz,this is a thx standard.
hope this helps.
The easiest solution to use your subwoofer is to buy an amp for it. Any old stereo receiver from a garage sale will probably do just fine.
Connect the mono RCA subwoofer output from your Sony with a 1xRCA-to-2xRCA splitter to both the left and right input of the cheap reciever's tape or aux input
connect both speaker outputs of the cheap reciever to the speaker input on your subwoofer. make sure both black (-) outputs on the reciever connect to the black input on the sub, and the red outputs (+) on the reciever are both connected to the red input on the subwoofer.
make sure the cheap receiver's volume is all the way down. turn your Sony up to about the loudest you'll listen to it. turn up the subwoofer amp until it's loud enough to sound good.
leave the subwoofer amp alone, the Sony volume will all you ever need to touch from now on.
You can even now turn off your subwoofer / adjust the volume easily now!
According to the KLH manual for the 9906 "6 pack" with the BassBite sub... it says "if your sub is connected via the speaker - level terminals, your reciever must be set for "NO" subwoofer - even though you are using one. VErify proper polarity on your speaker connection wires. (red or gold to +, black or silver to -). Depending on how you have your woofer connected to the reciever, if connected to a reciever without a subwoofer out then set your reciever for LARGE speakers and turn the subwoofer setting "OFF". Failure to do so will result in little to no bass. If you do have a subwoofer out from your reciever adjust your speaker size setting to small or large speakers as appropriate. Set the recievers sub output to ON. Connecting small speakers to a reciever set for LArge speakers can result in damage to small speakers.