Originally Posted by britdiver
Thank God you and OhioMike are on the ball! What would I do without you guys. Man that's a big box. But it's time for a newbie stupid question. I was planning on using the BJC LC-1 RCA
cable to hook up my sub (or subs). So what is "via high level inputs"? I looked at the Epik website (not great tell them) looking for a manual to download and look at the hookup diagrams, but couldn't find one. Also I have seen talk of SPL. What exactly is it?
P.S. Ron. Are you in the speaker or home theater business?
Edit: Found something on the High Level Inputs in a HSU manual and firstly they recommend RCA over the HLI. Also I looked in the manual for the 606 and I didn't see any other way to hook up a subwoofer other than RCA.
Most subs have both line level and high level input/outputs. For most the line level is the best way to connect your sub. Just an rca cable from the AVR pre-out to the sub input. However, if you need a really high crossover and your AVR can't offer you a high enough xover point, then the high level connection method is there for you. What you do is connect your L/R fronts speaker wire into the L/R high level inputs on the sub. You then connect speaker wire from your sub high level outputs to your L/R speakers. You set the sub crossover to the appropriate level (in your case 140hz). You set the front speakers to full band or large on the AVR. The sub then handles everything from 140hz down and your fronts get the rest of the signal. It's also recommended when you are running a music first stereo sub setup.
No I'm not in the business. Just know enough to not be too dangerous.
As far as the size of the Epik...yup, it's huge. The AV123 sub I talked about yesterday (MFW15) is another excellent sub that's not quite as big that will probably work fine as well. The Hsu 3.3 is an excellent sub too, but I think it's got the same crossover scheme as the STF 2...90hz tops. They sell a midbass module that will work well in conjunction with it that handles 50hz to 200hz, but it's another $500. You might want to give them a call and ask if there is a work around.
The reason I suggested Epik was because I asked. We were talking about something else. They make great subs that are suited to large rooms for a reasonable price.
SPL is sound pressure level and it corresponds to output which is measured in decibels (dbs).