Originally Posted by Mongo171
When I answer someone, I don't get technical at first because I don't know if that person is just starting out and doesn't understand what a Bel is. Your first sentence said that we explained when it should be used, not why.
Then you give him the wrong advice.
I would agree that this should be taken offline if it just became an argument, however I believe the OP in this instance deserves this to be cleared up in short order, and in this thread.
I guess you're getting too technical for me here...I have no idea what a "Bel" is. Is that short for decibel
? If so, you may be right in this case...but regardless, he needs to know that by using a y-splitter he will be adding output to the sub (and subsequently using 3x the amp power). This can whack your calibration in short order.
At the very least, you could have mentioned that when using a y-splitter he will have to turn the sub down "substantially", or "quite a bit"...not using any technical terms at all.
Just so there is no confusion, exactly what was wrong with my advice? I'm asking sincerely, because if the added 6dB by using both inputs isn't how it works on this particular sub, I would like to know for future reference. I suppose you could be referencing my advice to re-run auto setup on the AVR...but if the guy doesn't know what a decibel is, I would assume he doesn't have an SPL meter...so re-running the cal would be the easiest way, no?
You still haven't shown me where I said "everyone was wrong".