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post #1 of 8 Old 10-07-2012, 10:43 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi,

Do you use the Y Adaptor to connect from your subwoofer to your receiver? Does the Y Adaptor improve the sound quality of the subwoofer.

I have a Y Adaptor but not sure if I should use it. I would use it to connect the back of the subwoofer (L/R). Right now, I am only using the "L" to connect the cable.


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If your subwoofer has a dedicated LFE input, run a single RCA-to-RCA connection from your AVR's subwoofer output to the LFE input on your sub.

If your subwoofer doesn't have a dedicated LFE input, you can usually connect to:
- the L or R input on your sub;
or, using a Y-splitter,
- to both inputs.
The owner's manual for your sub will indicate the preferred (or permitted) connection options.
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If your subwoofer has a dedicated LFE input, run a single RCA-to-RCA connection from your AVR's subwoofer output to the LFE input on your sub.
If your subwoofer doesn't have a dedicated LFE input, you can usually connect to:
- the L or R input on your sub;
or, using a Y-splitter,
- to both inputs.
The owner's manual for your sub will indicate the preferred (or permitted) connection options.


Very good and thanks!

The owner's manual only recommend using the L but was wondering if the sound would improve with the Y Adaptor.
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Ooops, I missed that question in your initial post! redface.gif My answer to it is: The adaptor should not have any effect on the quality of the sound.

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According to Rythmik you will get an improvement of a couple of db (?) if you use a Y-adaptor.

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@ eljaycanuck,

Not a problem but you provided a lot great information. Thanks!



@ pronghorn/az,

I will give it a try to see any improvement. Thanks!
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According to Rythmik you will get an improvement of a couple of db (?) if you use a Y-adaptor.
Jeff

Jeff-this is really just the same as turning up the gain knob on the sub or bumping up the trim level in your AVR.

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The only improvement you will get with a Y connector is when you are using the auto-on function. The slight increase in input gain will help the sub kick in sooner with out raising the sub output trim level of your AVR.




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