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Subwoofer help

Hi, i purchased an Outlaw M8 sub along with Denon X-1000 AVR.

I'm wondering what is the best way to connect these 2 together? Y- cable? or Mono-cable? Also, what is the crossover and frequency behind the Sub? What about the Power option, should i leave it on\off\auto?

i'm totally new to all these audio setting and config, so any inputs would be greatly appreciate.
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1. Use a single RCA/Subwoofer cable and plug into the Low Frequency LF (white) input.

2. Flip the switch to Bypass which lets the AV Receiver control the crossover for the sub.

3. Either leave the power switch in the On or Auto position. That's up to you. You'll conserve a little energy by using the Auto position.

If you don't have access to your owners manual you can get it here. It explains things pretty well starting with Page 5.
http://pdf.outlawaudio.com/outlaw/docs/M8_OM.pdf

When calibrating with your Denon x1000 turn the volume on the sub about 1/3 up, about the 10 o'clock position. Then plug the calibration microphone into the Denon and run the Audyssey setup. It'll set the volume levels for the sub and your other speakers as well as the crossover frequency.

There's a Denon X series Owners Thread which you should check for any more help with your receiver. Lots of valuable info in there.
The 'Official' 2013 Denon "E Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ
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1. Use a single RCA/Subwoofer cable and plug into the Low Frequency LF (white) input.

2. Flip the switch to Bypass which lets the AV Receiver control the crossover for the sub.

3. Either leave the power switch in the On or Auto position. That's up to you. You'll conserve a little energy by using the Auto position.

If you don't have access to your owners manual you can get it here. It explains things pretty well starting with Page 5.
http://pdf.outlawaudio.com/outlaw/docs/M8_OM.pdf

When calibrating with your Denon x1000 turn the volume on the sub about 1/3 up, about the 10 o'clock position. Then plug the calibration microphone into the Denon and run the Audyssey setup. It'll set the volume levels for the sub and your other speakers as well as the crossover frequency.

There's a Denon X series Owners Thread which you should check for any more help with your receiver. Lots of valuable info in there.
The 'Official' 2013 Denon "E Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ
Out of curiosity, will i be getting better performance using 1 single subwoofer cable vs White + red RCA cable? As i see they are both available on the M8.
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No, you wont get better performance using single vs Y cable, but your x1000 only has a single sub output. You'll be buying a Y cable for no reason except to satisfy your curiosity.

Go ahead and do it as they don't cost that much.

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1. Use a single RCA/Subwoofer cable and plug into the Low Frequency LF (white) input.

2. Flip the switch to Bypass which lets the AV Receiver control the crossover for the sub.

3. Either leave the power switch in the On or Auto position. That's up to you. You'll conserve a little energy by using the Auto position.

If you don't have access to your owners manual you can get it here. It explains things pretty well starting with Page 5.
http://pdf.outlawaudio.com/outlaw/docs/M8_OM.pdf

When calibrating with your Denon x1000 turn the volume on the sub about 1/3 up, about the 10 o'clock position. Then plug the calibration microphone into the Denon and run the Audyssey setup. It'll set the volume levels for the sub and your other speakers as well as the crossover frequency.

There's a Denon X series Owners Thread which you should check for any more help with your receiver. Lots of valuable info in there.
The 'Official' 2013 Denon "E Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ

Hi, on my Subwoofer. What is Phase? i have the option to switch between 0 degrees to 180 degrees?
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Leave it on 0. Audyssey will handle the phase when you run it.

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