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post #1 of 7 Old 02-13-2012, 06:58 PM - Thread Starter
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Due to circumstance, for the next few months I don't have enough inputs to go around.
Even so, I would like all my sources to be able to use the subwoofer.

Is it a bad idea to put multiple LFE outs into the single LFE in on the subwoofer?
I would only be using one source at a time, but would want to keep them all connected.

Worst case scenario I can think of is that I would accidentally leave two sources on at the same time....
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Not sure what your planning but your supposed to connect the source to the AVR, then the AVR routes the signal to the sub.

unless you mean two different AVR's and using a Y jack to connect both AVR to the sub then thats a no-no even when one is off, since the AVR thats is powered would be sending bass signals to the sub AND into the LFE out of the AVR
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Not sure what your planning but your supposed to connect the source to the AVR, then the AVR routes the signal to the sub.

unless you mean two different AVR's and using a Y jack to connect both AVR to the sub then thats a no-no even when one is off, since the AVR thats is powered would be sending bass signals to the sub AND into the LFE out of the AVR

I do not have enough AVR inputs until I upgrade. This is the issue But yes, basically two AVRs for now (I know, bad situation).
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I would seriously invest in switch .
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You're merging, not splitting. I assume you are going to use Y-adapters. This is not really such a good idea, especially if you DO happen to accidentally use more than one source at once. You could possibly damage one of the sources. It might work for you but I would use some sort of AV switcher. It might be a little bit if a pain in the ass but it will be safer and might even provide better results.

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thinks. Recommend an LFE switch?
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Well how many sources are you sending? You only need to switch one analog audio channel so a cheap switcher will work.

This will do 3 sources:
http://www.amazon.com/Way-Audio-Vide...xp_grid_pt_1_1

4 sources. A little nicer, maybe, but way more capability than you need:
http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SWS232...sxp_grid_i_0_1

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