Hook up amp and sub

hook up amp and sub

Can you plug a subwoofer into a power amp?

Some subwoofers have a high-level input that can accept the main power amp’s speaker outputs. (Check to make sure this feature is available before purchasing a subwoofer) In this configuration, the amp’s power is not being used by the subwoofer, just its signal.

Should I Feed my sub amp through my amp’s output?

If you use the amp’s output to feed the sub amp, you maintain sonic consistency and improve system synergy. Remember, the goal of a subwoofer is to extend the low-frequency response of the main loudspeakers. We don’t want to hear the subwoofer. We only want to make believe our main speakers have low-frequency extension (which most do not).

How to hook up a subwoofer to a receiver?

If the subwoofer features spring clips in order to use speaker wire, then you can use the speaker output of the receiver to hook it all up. This process is the same as connecting a basic stereo speaker. Be sure to mind the channels.

How do I connect a preamp to a subwoofer?

In this scenario, you have one cable between the preamp and amplifier (with a Y connector at the amp’s input). A short interconnect from the Y connector to the subwoofer completes the circuit.

How do you connect a subwoofer to a powered amp?

If you have an active sub (as in it has its own amplifier built in), then connect to your powered AMP by an RCA cable usually, as well as plugging the sub into the wall for power. Basically you just get sound INFO from the amp, and POWER from the wall.

Do I need an amplifier for my subwoofer?

If your subwoofer doesnt have an internal amplifier, youll definitely want to connect an amplifier to it. To do this, youll need your subwoofer, an amplifier, at least one set of RCA cables (these are the red, white, and yellow jacks on a single cable), speakers, and speaker wires.

Are subwoofers easy to connect?

Subwoofers are typically easy to connect, given that there are usually only two cords to deal with: one for power and one for the audio input. Youre far more likely to spend the bulk of time positioning and adjusting to get the best performance out of your subwoofer than plugging in a pair of cables.

Can I use a 4800w amp with a 5000W subwoofer?

Ok on short you can use any amp with any subwoofer with 2 conditions, subwoofer must have a higher power then amp and impendance must be correct. You will get SPL (loudness) as much as what power has the system. You want loud, use a 5000W subwoofer with a 4800W amp. As i said you use a 10W amp you will get a SPL according to 10W.

How to connect a subwoofer to an amplifier?

There are a few ways that one can expect to connect a subwoofer to an amplifier, receiver, or processor (also known as a home theater receiver). The most common method is done by connecting the subwoofer to the SUB OUT or LFE output of a receiver/amplifier. But you might also come across a subwoofer that uses stereo RCA or speaker wire connections.

How do I connect a subwoofer to a receiver with RCA?

Right: An RCA Y adapter that can be used with a line level converter to connect to a subwoofer with a single RCA input jack. For subwoofers with only 1 or more RCA input jacks (no speaker level inputs), a simple way to connect them to a receiver with no subwoofer output is by using a line level converter.

How do I connect my LFE subwoofer to my Receiver?

Connect Using Stereo RCA or Speaker Level Outputs. Sometimes youll find that a receiver or amplifier does not have the LFE subwoofer output. Or it might be that the subwoofer doesnt have the LFE input. Instead, the subwoofer might have right and left (R and L) stereo RCA connectors.

Can you plug a subwoofer into a receiver without draining power?

A subwoofer that does not have the “Subwoofer Out” should have “speaker level” input which can also be called “high level” input. With the high level input, you can connect to the speaker jack on your receiver without draining power from the amp.

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