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Connecting EP500 to line output of receiver.
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I have a really basic problem. I just bought a used EP500 subwoofer, but I don't know how to connect it to the subwoofer line output of my receiver. I looked at the "manual" on Axiom's product page for the EP500, but it's not all that helpful. It refers to an XLR to RCA adapter, but I don't have such a thing. Any suggestions would be welcome.


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Greg, unless there's some complication that you haven't mentioned, you simply connect a standard coaxial cable with RCA plugs on each end from the sub out of the receiver to the line input on the sub.


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Only the very, very newest EP500s (and all Axiom subs) use the XLR to RCA adapter. If it's used, the current manual probably doesn't apply, and the sub has a regular ol' RCA input (and a regular old RCA output). You can use either one.


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Ken.C #290172 02/03/10 11:05 AM
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Was trying to figure that out too, cuz in the new EP500V2 pics on the main Axiom site, I couldn't see any RCA inputs nor outputs. May I ask why they were omitted? Thanks!


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On the new amps for the EP500 the RCA and XLR are one in the same. Axiom should have sent an adapter for this purpose. If you need to use RCA you use the RCA adapter and plug into the XLR imput on the back of the sub. If using XLR just plug in your cable and your off to the races.
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There are line-in and line-out jacks, and I disconnected the RCA connector from my current (working) sub and plugged it into the EP500 line-in jack. But I hear nothing. There are various possibilities of course, but now I'm exploring the possibility that there's something about the connections I don't understand. There are small holes at the right of the line-in and line-out jacks -- what are those for?

I could try the high level inputs, but there are no high level outputs, so how is that supposed to work?

Is the XLR to RCA adapter a standard part? I have no experience with XLR connections. [Never mind this; I see there are adapters and XLR male to RCA male cables.]

Thanks for any clues.

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Axiom often makes changes to their subs midstream, your best bet would be to call an actual Axiom employee (Jc, Brent, Alan, etc.) at the 800 number, they man the phones until late. Since they are priveleged to this information, than can give you a factual answer.


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The "small holes" are, I guess, the 1/8" 12v triggers (which can be used to control power on/off for the sub).


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 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
The "small holes" are, I guess, the 1/8" 12v triggers (which can be used to control power on/off for the sub).

Oh, I see. The manual diagram for the current model has them in different places.

I moved my right speaker connectors temporarily over to the EP500 high level inputs, and I am hearing some bass, now. So that's a relief. Most likely, the line-level input is just broken -- it feels a little loose. So I guess I'll order a male XLR to male RCA cable (I hope that's right).

Thanks for the help.


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