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I just got my reckhorn b2 sub eq. can you tell me if i have it connected right and what exactly do i do with this thing(( sorry I'm so new to this world of audio stuff, but im loving it and want to know more and build more diy subs.

Marantz AVR sr4002 > reckhorn b2 > samson s-convert > ep4000 > Tuba HT

i have my speakers set to small with a LPF/HP @ 80hz. I have my subwoofer out channel set to 0 in the receiver.

what do i set the gain to on my samson-sconvert?
what do i set on my reckhorn b2.

basically is there a principle i should follow regarding setting all the gains and stuff for each little device.

thanks for any help that can be provided. All i really know how to do is build stuff
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I just got my reckhorn b2 sub eq. can you tell me if i have it connected right and what exactly do i do with this thing(( sorry I'm so new to this world of audio stuff, but im loving it and want to know more and build more diy subs.

Marantz AVR sr4002 > reckhorn b2 > samson s-convert > ep4000 > Tuba HT

i have my speakers set to small with a LPF/HP @ 80hz. I have my subwoofer out channel set to 0 in the receiver.

what do i set the gain to on my samson-sconvert?
what do i set on my reckhorn b2.

basically is there a principle i should follow regarding setting all the gains and stuff for each little device.

thanks for any help that can be provided. All i really know how to do is build stuff

IIRC, you probably won't need the Samson, you can remove it. The B2 can provide up to 12 db of boost. Start with the receiver at 0 db and the Reckhorn settings at 12 o'clock, then adjust the B2's gain and other levels to your listening pleasure. After that the level can be done remotely.
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since i have a tubaht subwoofer do i want to set the subsonic filter to 20hz?
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Either the B-2 or the Samson can be removed - they both offer similar level matching functionality. Not sure the SSF on the B-2 is needed for the THT.

I have mine set up so that the amp gain is all the way up and the receiver LFE out is at 0dB. The B-2 handles the gain by itself... in that manner, I can avoid distortion at the receiver's LFE output and still get the most out of the amp.
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on second thought i have to convert from rca from receiver to xlr on the behringer ep4000 amp, so dont i have to have the samson. i have a behringer ep4000. my tubaht is rated at 500w at 4ohm, but the ep4000 provides way more power than that. if i put my amp gain all the way up am i subjecting to frying my dayton 15 " dvc driver.
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Yeah, you might not want the amp gain all the way up for that one... I was just saying how it's set up on mine. The IXL needs it that way

I have a QSC RMX-1850HD, currently only one channel in use. I just use the TRS connectors on it to connect to the B-2.
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I'm in a similar boat . I have recently purchased an S-convert connected to an Ep-2500 with a NAD T-175 pre-pro and only just had the B-1 or B-2 recommended to me. I'm finding it very difficult finding a seller here in Australia (which I don't think there is) unless google is failing me. I placed an order at Creative Solutions and received a reply stating that the unit is not suited to our voltage (240volts 60hz) which is fine as I have a stepdown transformer for 120volt things. Any suggestions to where I can purchase one of these units (B-2)? Other than the one mentioned.
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not sure, i got mine from creative sounds.
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not sure, i got mine from creative sounds

No worries. I sent them a reply yesterday saying that I can still use it and go ahead with the sale but I've heard nothing back. Really want the B-2 as it will solve some issues with the bass in my system.
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I am trying to figure out this same issue but with the b-1

I am very confused about a ton of things and even read I might need both... confused.
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i finally said screw it and took out the samson s convert. AVR > reckhorn b2 > ep4000. From the reckhorn i just used an rca to xlr cable. Everything still seems to pound and rock the house. It may be wrong, but my ears cant tell a difference. i think the b2 provides everything the samson s convert does as far as gain, but i could be wrong.
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As far as I can tell, the S-convert is not needed in your setup. The Reckhorn duplicates the preamp function, adds equalization, and adds an adjustable subsonic.

I'd say leave it out.
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perfect thanks mike. I wasnt sure. it just seem like i had to many dials and knobs and stuff going on for such a simple setup. looks like i should sell the s convert.
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