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post #1 of 4 Old 07-08-2013, 04:37 PM - Thread Starter
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hi
I have the pioneer SP-PK52FS speaker package with the SW-8MK2 sub w/ L+R sub inputs.

i'm shopping for a new amp/receiver ,but most in my price range don't have l+r outputs.

so i guess i'm curious if having an amp with left and right signals to sub will sound better than an amp with one and then use a y- splitter.

theses are what ive been looking at

Sony STR-DH540 ...has L+R sub outputs $228 or
Yamaha RX-V473 ...has single sub output $319

or any other suggestions are welcome must be under $320

i know my budget dosent allow much room

as always thanks to all
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You will be able to use the Line in inputs on the sub. Just connect the 'Subwoofer' output from your receiver via a digital coax wire to any one of the inputs in Line In. Or get a Y-adapter and use both Line in inputs.
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Usually running a sub cable from the avr to the L input will work. So, no big problem! smile.gif

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The receivers you are looking into don't have an L+R sub output. They have 2 LFE outputs, meaning you can hook up 2 subs. A Y splitter will do or following your sub manual direction for hooking up the LFE cable (I think it is the left input in your sub.) I think the subs have L+R to be use on different kinds of preamps and not in AV Receivers, but I'm not really sure.

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