Originally Posted by cel4145
The Plus has speaker level inputs, and you could have it up and running in a couple of minutes:
1) Hook up that sub speaker connection to the Plus, either the left or right input.
2) Set the switch on the back of the Plus to "Active" and the crossover frequency dial all the way up to 180hz since the Sony receiver will have already filtered out the high frequencies.
3) Adjust the gain (volume) on the Plus way down to start, and gently turn it up while listening to some good bass music until it makes you happy
Cel, im going to hook up the Plus tonight they way you suggested. I will be eventually getting a new receiver. But seeing the Plus sitting all alone and unused in the box, it made me sad.
Now my biggest concern will be about maximizing volume and sound from the Plus while minimizing disturbances to my neighboors. I live in an apartment, and my living room is about 11ft X 20ft X 8ft. I live on the second foor, but underneath me is a garage, so I dont mind the Plus downfiring.
Before I bought the Plus, I read everything I possibly could regarding Subs in an apartment setting. I didnt think buying a cheaper, weaker or smaller sub would rectify the problem. In fact, I thought this would compound the problem in that I would probably have to turn up the volume of the bass on the weaker sub....
I figured it was just worth it to get the Plus, and that way I could get a low, tight bass sound with out extraordinary volume levels. Anyways, I have my Gramma ready to go, and I just need to figure out the best place to put the Plus so that my upstairs neighboor doesnt kill me.