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post #1 of 6
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I want to order some cables for the subs I'll be building and not sure how I'll need to wire everything so would appreciate some guidance. I have an EP4000 and BFD I intend to use. From what I've seen, sounds like I'll run a cable from the AVR to the BFD, then cable from BFD to the AMP, and then wires from amp to the DIY subs. If I run the signal into the amp's 1/4" Input 1, would I run a cable from the amp's XLR Input 1 to XLR Input 2 in order to use both channels on the amp?...Or do I need to Y split the cable and send the signal into the amp's Input 1 and 2. Here's a diagram of what I'm thinking?



Related question, could I use the BFD to EQ all 4 subs if I use one channel for the DIY 18s and another channel for the Epiks?...Just Y split the signal from the BFD to the Epiks?
post #2 of 6
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Anyone? I'm going to order everything from monoprice today and was hoping someone could confirm the setup to ensure I buy the right cables.
post #3 of 6
As far as the EP4000, whether you wire it stereo or bridged, you only need a single input. The dip switches will allow you to select "parallel" to include both sides of the amp. I'm not positive about the bfd, but I don't see why not.

In a pinch, RCA to TRS connectors are available at Radio Shack if you get ready to wire and you're missing something.
post #4 of 6
Yes you will need a mono TRS to dual RCA spliter.

You could even route output 2 from the avr to the eq input 2 (if you want to, like if that gains to something useful like 9.2 processing or whatnot).
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks, placed the order...might have gotten a couple more cables than needed but they're so cheap, I don't mind having some laying around for the future.

I think I will try using one channel of the BFD for the Epiks and the other for the DIY subs; I hadn't considered that originally but don't suppose there will be any benefit to individually EQing each DIY sub since they'll be identical and also EQ'd with XT32 together anyways.
post #6 of 6
It offers more flexibility, especially if you place them in different spots and/or have a large number of seats you need to average the EQ'ed sound across.
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