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I have a JBL sub that's outfitted with both a L&R output and currently I have it going both channels into a 2 into 1 RCA adapter to my AVR. I just bought a sound bar that has a sub output and I was wondering whether or not I could put an output from the sound bar into either of the L/R channels while still using the other (either of the unused L/R channel) for the AVR? I mean the sub isn't stereo so I assume it would work.... correct? I just want to be able to use the sound bar + sub when watching "regular" TV and use the AVR in 5.1 when watching Blu-Rays.


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You only need ONE connection from the AVR to the sub !
 

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Hey thanks. I guess I didn't explain what I want to do. Can I have to different sources drive my sub? The sub doesn't have a A/B connection rather a L/R which I find sort of weird but that's how it is. So I want to have my receiver on say the L channel and the sound bar on the R. I guess I could just try it since it's today and I didn't want to mess with it last night. ;-)
 

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Originally Posted by crawdad62 /forum/post/18246458


I just want to be able to use the sound bar + sub when watching "regular" TV and use the AVR in 5.1 when watching Blu-Rays.

So are you saying you have a 5.1 speaker setup for movies and a soundbar and sub setup for TV?
 

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I want to have my receiver on say the L channel and the sound bar on the R.

That might actually work! We are talking about a low-level RCA connection, right!?? A speaker level output likely would be a big problem.


Give it a shot.
 

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Give it a shot.

It does! Last night I just didn't want to crawl back there and do all the hook up. I gave it a shot and it does. I'm still puzzled why the sub has both a L and R channel though.
 

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I'm still puzzled why the sub has both a L and R channel though.

Some receivers do not have a "sub" output. This option exists so that you can feed a "regular" full-band stereo signal to the sub and its internal crossover will draw only the bass frequencies from both audio channels.
 

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Some receivers do not have a "sub" output so the option exists so that you can feed it a "regular" full-band stereo signal and the sub's internal crossover will draw only the bass frequencies from both audio channels.

Ah. Excellent. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
 
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