Originally Posted by NTTD
Got it! Always wondered exactly what the difference was in the main "speaker size" in AVR setups.
Unfortunately, years ago AVR manufacturers decided on the terminology of LARGE & SMALL causing much confusion...especially with guys who thought there was no way
my speakers are "small".
LARGE = bass management off
SMALL = bass management on
When speakers are set to SMALL, all frequencies below the crossover will be sent to the subwoofer. When set to LARGE, that speaker will get a full-range signal.
If there is a capable subwoofer in the system, all speakers should always
be set to SMALL, regardless of the physical size of the speaker.
I too came here to see if the sub output on my AVR should use just one channel (including which one) on the subwoofer, or instead use a wye.
Using a y-splitter and connecting to both inputs on the subwoofer plate amp will double the input voltage and raise the output of the sub by 6dB. No, this does not
get you "extra" output...it is the same as if you were to turn up the gain on the sub +6dB. The only reason you may need to use a y-splitter with your sub is if your AVR has low output voltage and you are having trouble getting the Auto-On function to work correctly on the sub.