Originally Posted by LHD21
You forget that the plate amp has a volume control of its own. I can have my LFE out on my amp set at -12db, my sub will be about half volume if its level is set to max and the shakers will still have enough juice to move at their normal level.
Yeah, I can do the same with my subs.
However, the 12db difference is not powerful enough.
I often have my main receiver set at -50/-40db at night (I live in a really quiet place).
I even tested this by going through the secondary zone on my main receiver.
The secondary zone is hard set at +2.5db.
So, I was doing:
Sub-out from Zone 1 -> CD-in for Zone 2 -> Zone 2 stereo out -> Shakers' receiver.
It was an improvement, but not sufficient enough unless I raised the Zone 1 volume to a very high level.
I guess I could test again by reducing all speaker levels to -12db, leave the sub level intact, and raise the subs gains by +12db.
I could end up with a 14.5db gain if I go through Zone 2 again.
I am still buying a third amp/receiver though.
This way the subs and shakers will be at different crossovers and fully independent volume levels.
Originally Posted by miltimj
I'm pretty sure that's what he meant by:
He wants to use the second sub out on his Y-663 to send to the new (to him, at least) "cheap amp", which will then go to the shakers. Full control via that amp as well as any separate channel capabilities the Y-663 has on the second sub out.
No, he got where I was going.