Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: midland, michigan
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#1 - 'Y' ADAPTER: if my receiver has a single (RCA) 'sub-out'..... and i have been running a single cable to my sub's 'L' ....... will it make a big or even noticeable difference in SOUND by using a "Y" adapter to use both the 'L' and 'R' inputs on my sub? or was the 'R' on my sub ONLY meant for a separate cable with a receiver that has an 'L+R' OUT? is this cheating that will actually accomplish something? or just make me feel better thinking it is set up right and only imagine better sound?
#2 - 'PHASE': on the back there is a "phase" switch, please tell me what both "normal" and "reverse" is supposed to be/do/sound like/or it's effect? not sure where it should be.
#3 - 'LFE': my receiver has audio options/configurations, one of which is "LFE", with the pre-set options of: off, -0, -5, -10, -15, and -20. where should it be? what are the benefits (or results from) having it set on "off" or "-0" or "-20"?
#4 - 'X-OVER: my sub has a dial for cross over 40Hz-140Hz. (my bookshelves (rated to) go down to 50Hz) but my receiver's options for Xover are pre-set for (in Hz): 50, 80, 100, 150, 200. is it safe to say higher the #, the more effective my polks will be as a midrange/tweeter? or should it be set at 50Hz where the Polks 'fall off'? the dial on my sub is smooth and does NOT click at each Hz, so what if i am not 'exactly on' the 80Hz and my receiver IS set EXACTLY on 80Hz? when i adjust the dial (while the sub is running) below and above 80Hz, i do not hear a difference. (or it does not go off when i go below the 80Hz and then kick back in when i adjust it back to 80 - like i think it should be doing.)
Pioneer elite VSX-32 - receiver
Yamaha YST-SW315 - sub-woofer
(6) Polk audio RTi4 - bookshelves
1 BIC America FH6-LCR center (on the way)
(i use the $#!T out of my (built in) EQ, and i prefer my bass as rich and deep as possible in regards to having a setting in one extreme or the other.)
( I Thank all of you in advance for you help. THANK YOU!)