Originally Posted by tlzkaasen
Good Morning RSL owners,
My HTR is getting insulated and drywalled over the next 2 weeks. I'm just wrapping up wiring, connections and ordering equipment. I'm using 3 CG23's across the front, two CG3's for the back. Will be ordering the ATMOS in ceiling speakers and the sub in the next month or so. Denon X3400H driving. My room is 14x13.
What Speaker Wire to run for the RSL Sub? Also, any noticeable differences between speaker wire for the room? I just plan to run 12 Ga around the room for these RSL Speakers?
Thanks in advance
Couple of thoughts re your questions.
First, you will not run a speaker wire to the sub (assuming you are talking about the RSL Speedwoofer 10s, or any other powered subwoofer). You will be running a low-level cable with RCA connectors from the sub out on your receiver to the LFE in on the sub.
Second, lower bass frequencies are very difficult to get right when using a single sub in any room. There will be lots of peaks and nulls which can only be resolved by altering the position of the sub and/or the seating position. Predetermining the position of the sub is almost always a mistake, as the odds of that position being the right one are slim. What you can do is to pre-wire a few options. For instance, you will be running wire to the back / sides of the room, so run an rca there too. That will allow you to position the sub anywhere on the front (directly to the receiver) or side / rear walls (via wall plate connectors). Then you can feel pretty confident that wherever the sub sounds best, you will be able to easily connect it.
Here is what you would need (or similar) in the wall to connect the sub:
An RCA cable would connect the backs of these plates, one behind the receiver and one behind the sub. Multiple connector in the front, single connector at each of the side / rear walls.
One other benefit is if you ever decide to add another sub, the connectors will already be available.
If you are going all in-wall / in-ceiling, you can use something like this behind the receiver (note it already has two sub connectors).
You will need an additional plate to handle the 4/6 additional Atmos speakers ...