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#108996 - 08/29/05 05:28 PM Stereo Subwoofer Cabling
jeverne Offline

Registered: 08/29/05
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My Denon DRA-395 Receiver only has one OUT plug for a Subwoofer cable labeled PRE OUT SUBWOOFER. But my new EP-125 Subwoofer has two (L & R) LINE IN plugs. Do I get some kind of Y plug to go from the Receiver to the Subwoofer? I am not an audiophile. Can you tell? Thanks

#108997 - 08/29/05 07:28 PM Re: Stereo Subwoofer Cabling
koiman Offline

Registered: 08/24/03
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Loc: East Bay, California
Just simply plug your subwoofer rca cable in either the right or left subwoofer input and you are ready to go. Hope this helps.
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#108998 - 08/29/05 07:31 PM Re: Stereo Subwoofer Cabling
Ajax Offline

Registered: 12/30/03
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Just using one of the inputs on the EP125 will work fine. From your manual --

"...connect a single shielded cable from the receiver’s “Sub Out” jack to the “Left” or “Right” “Line Level In” RCA jack on the Epicenter’s rear panel. There is no advantage to using a Y-adapter because it is a mono subwoofer signal from the A/V receiver."

I have heard that using a Y connector will increase the input to the sub by 3 to 6 dB. If true, that might be a minor advantage, but I can't attest to the validity of that statement.

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#108999 - 08/29/05 09:49 PM Re: Stereo Subwoofer Cabling
bridgman Offline

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I assume they have two inputs for use with non-AV receivers, where all you have is preamp-out signals (stereo). If you only use one of the two pre-out jacks you only get the bass from one channel... so the sub lets you run both signals in and it mixes them to create a single bass signal which covers both channels.
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#109000 - 08/30/05 12:35 AM Re: Stereo Subwoofer Cabling
jeverne Offline

Registered: 08/29/05
Posts: 2
Thank you.


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