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Hello everyone. I am a long time follower of these forums but this is my first time posting. After receiving mixed messages from the manufacturers' themselves, i knew that this would be the place i would receive clarification. Thanks in advance for any advice. My question is regarding the connection of my new yamaha Rx V673, 7.2 channel receiver with my sub. I have already done a search but i was unable to find the answer to my particular question. My question is regarding the connection of a single subwoofer, a chrysalis by velodyne starfire 10 to the receiver which has 2 sub outs labeled "sub1" and "sub2". I was planning on connecting a single rca cable from "sub1" on the back of my receiver to the back of the sub which has both left and right input jacks. I was going to connect it to the LFE on the rear of the sub, but i did purchase a Y splitter to connect to both left and right inputs if i felt the LFE only was not working properly. After reading the manual for the sub, i began to question my before mentioned approach. The sub manual states ""IF using line level jacks, Both the left and right input should always be used-never use just the left or right input. If the subwoofers input comes from the LFE channel of your receiver, use a Y splitter to supply the singal input to both connectors on the sub." My question is regarding the "sub1" on the rear of my receiver. Is "sub1" like an lfe channel, which would need to be split or does it function differently. i contacted yamaha and there response was "If you subwoofer requires that you use both Left & Right inputs, you can use the Sub 1 & 2 output on the receiver for that". Now i am thoroughly confused..should i be using a y spliiter on the rear of my receiver to connect to both "Sub1" and "sub2"? and then use a y spliiter on the rear of the sub as well? I do not want to make this more complicated than it needs to be, so i will stop here and wait for the experts to reply. IF i left anything out, please ask and i will respond with more information. Thank you very much!
post #2 of 6
Your receiver has two subwoofer outputs to connect to either both inputs on a single subwoofer, or to two subwoofers.

Since you have only one subwoofer, you should run a cable from the SUB 1 receiver output jack to the LEFT subwoofer input jack, and another cable from the SUB 2 receiver output jack to the RIGHT subwoofer input jack.




IF you had TWO subwoofers, you would run a cable from the SUB 1 output to both L and R inputs of the #1 subwoofer by using a y-connector at the sub, and do the same from the SUB 2 output to the #2 subwoofer.
Edited by commsysman - 7/19/12 at 4:49pm
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I really appreciate the response. I'm sorry about some of my terminology mistakes as this is my first home theater setup and I am just trying to learn as much as i can. Im thankful for your answer because nowhere in my 165 page owner's manuel does it talk about using both sub1 and sub2 jacks on the receiver simultaneously to power one sub. As far as connecting a sub goes, the manuel shows only one rca cable connected to "sub1" on the back of the receiver in a 5.1 or 7.1 setup. Guess i just dont understand exactly how this works or why the information is not provided in the manuel.
post #4 of 6
Some of the Japanese owner's manuals are legendary for their confusing instructions.

You aren't the first to be as confused by them as a milkman at a crematorium.
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Which speaker do you have??? Have you got the connections right??
If yes what did you do?? how are u running now??

As per my understanding you need only one cable running from Sub 1 of AVR to LFE jack on subwoofer.
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Originally Posted by Chica17 View Post

Which speaker do you have??? Have you got the connections right??
If yes what did you do?? how are u running now??
As per my understanding you need only one cable running from Sub 1 of AVR to LFE jack on subwoofer.

I thought the same thing. I have a Yamaha RX-V867 that also has two sub outputs.

I just use Sub 1 out to the LFE of the subwoofer. Is there an advantage to the other method anyone?
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