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Old 09-03-2013, 05:19 PM - Thread Starter
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Was wondering what cable I need to connect my sub Line in to my AVR and where on the AVR it connects to.

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Sub - Rythmik LV12R
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Any decent cable with an RCA connector on each end.


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Was wondering what cable I need to connect my sub Line in to my AVR and where on the AVR it connects to.

On your AVR, you have two "subwoofer" out connections. See page 18 of the manual. It's the two connections in the white section, in the middle of the below image.




Any decent subwoofer cable of an appropriate length will connect your AVR and subwoofer.

I prefer "Mediabridge" subwoofer cables.
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Awesome. For the LINE in. Is there cable a "Y" at one end for the red and white then a singular input to go in to one of the sub outs on the AVR?

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I am clueless why the line in are designed the way they are. The subwoofer is a mono connection. You can use a "Y" connector, connecting both red/white connections to the single subwoofer cable which increases the signal strength (beneficial for the auto on feature) or one can simply connect to just one of the subwoofer's line in connections.

The best connection, should the subwoofer have one, is to connect the cable to the LFE connection on the subwoofer.
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Awesome. For the LINE in. Is there cable a "Y" at one end for the red and white then a singular input to go in to one of the sub outs on the AVR?

Again, any decent cable with an RCA connector on one end and two on the other.  OTOH, a regular straight-through cable should do it anyway.


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I am clueless why the line in are designed the way they are. The subwoofer is a mono connection. You can use a "Y" connector, connecting both red/white connections to the single subwoofer cable which increases the signal strength (beneficial for the auto on feature) or one can simply connect to just one of the subwoofer's line in connections.

The best connection, should the subwoofer have one, is to connect the cable to the LFE connection on the subwoofer.

The reason for two inputs is to permit stereo users to connect the unbuffered/unisolated L and the R outputs to a single sub without shorting the channels and eliminating stereo separation in the main speakers.


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Thanks!

I've been hanging with Home Theater, sub pre-outs and Dolby Digital (5.1) so long, I completely forgot about connecting subwoofers with stereo speakers.

(Stereo? What's that?)
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Thanks a lot guys.

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