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post #1 of 7 Old 05-27-2013, 09:12 PM - Thread Starter
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I just got the Dynaudio BM5a MKII and plan to get a subwoofer with them. My plan is to get the Klipsch RW-12D. But how do I connect the sub to these speakers since they only have XLR inputs?

The sub does not have any outputs.
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What are the active speakers connecting to?

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They are connected to my USB Dragonfly DAC. This whole thing was meant to be a setup for my computer.
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The only thing I can think of right now that would work well is a minidsp but its not a cheap solution. You need some kind of bass management.

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Can I split my DAC output to the speakers and the subwoofer?
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You could use a splitter but you need to use the two inputs on the sub. If not, you'll only get bass from 1ch. Another problem with this is the speakers would also be playing the low frequencies so you get "Double Bass."
Splitters are cheap so it wouldn't hurt to try.
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what you need is a active crossover. Here is one for $100

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-SUPER-X-PRO-CX2310-Crossover-101474815-i1125204.gc
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