I know their subwoofers have an app that lets you dial in the setting, I was just curious if the app is able to tell if there are dual subs in the system. If so, I am also curious if you can adjust the settings as a pair or must you tweak them individually? Also, assuming you only had one RCA L/R to connect, whats the best way to connect them? Do you send the L/R to one sub, then route the whole signal to the second sub, or would it just be better to send one L & R to each sub respectively, to get a stereo effect instead of having a summed signal sent to both subs effectively?
Post by davearnold on Dec 16, 2019 22:27:55 GMT -5
I have pair of SB3000's, you configure them individually in the app. Each sub has a unique ID (which you can rename). Mine are wired in stereo, since they are located near each speaker (they sound great). If you have to put them in odd locations, say one in front and one in back. you would want mono. Room correction software might prefer mono also. You can daisy chain them if you only have a single subwoofer output.
IF (and it's a big if...) you have LR outputs that are truly separate from each other, then keep them separate. Let the room correction work on one side at a time.
OTOH, if all you have is a mono ("point-one") signal out, then it takes less cable to split at the output jack and run a single sub cable to each sub. In that case, you'd run both subs simultaneously to do room correction. Sending a wire to one sub, splitting the RCA cable there, and then wiring up a second sub in a different location just wastes wire - and you won't get any stereo effect regardless of wiring. In other words, a summed bass signal on the AVR or processor output already precludes any R/L separation.
Note that if you DO use dual subs as a summed mono bass channel, the AVR or processor will adjust levels automatically when you run room correction. But if you want to use a true L / R stereo signal, then the sub levels will need to be set individually to match their R or L channel satellites.
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