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Last week there was a discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system. I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered. Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum.

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On 4/11/2019 8:36 AM, True North wrote:

Last week there was a discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system. I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered. Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum.



That's good except the Y connector should have one *female* RCA and two
*male* RCA plugs unless you also used a female to female coupler. I
think that's what you meant.

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On 4/11/2019 8:36 AM, True North wrote:

Last week there was a discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system. I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered. Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum.



"That's good except the Y connector should have one *female* RCA and two
*male* RCA plugs unless you also used a female to female coupler. I
think that's what you meant."


Nope.....got The Nextech packaging here in my hand.
Says...
Shielded Y-adapter Cable
Male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs
1.8 m 6 ft
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On 4/12/2019 12:57 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:40:10 -0400 (EDT), justan wrote:

"Mr. Luddite" Wrote in message:
On 4/11/2019 8:36 AM, True North wrote: Last week there was a discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system. I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered. Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum. That's good except the Y connector should have one *female* RCA and two *male* RCA plugs unless you also used a female to female coupler. I think that's what you meant.---This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
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He did mention that he had a "cable assembly" with 2 males on one
end and 1 male on the other.


That is what he said and I sort of understand it but I hope he doesn't
mean he fed the combined left and right channel "out" into the sub
woof "in". He has a mono now if he did because they are shorted
together.
I haven't really been following this that closely tho. My eyes glazed
over when they started talking about stereo systems approaching 10
grand. That is a nice outboard, that sounds better than any stereo to
me ;-)



No. Most 5.1 and 7.1 receiver/amps have a single RCA "subwoofer" output
that passes the combined bass from both main channels. Bass isn't
"directional" so there's no need for two subwoofer outputs.

Most powered subwoofers (at least the ones I've had) have *two* line
level inputs. Sometimes one is labeled as "LFE" (low freq effects)
and the other is usually not labeled. For best performance overall,
you put a "Y" connector that feeds the single sub-out on the
receiver/amp to *both* of the line level (female RCA) inputs
on the sub.


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On 4/12/2019 1:08 PM, Mr. Luddite wrote:
On 4/12/2019 12:57 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:40:10 -0400 (EDT), justan wrote:

"Mr. Luddite" Wrote in message:
On 4/11/2019 8:36 AM, True North wrote: Last week there was a
discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system.
I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at
Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that
and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to
two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered.
Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum. That's good
except the Y connector should have one *female* RCA and two *male*
RCA plugs unless you also used a female to female coupler.¬*¬* I think
that's what you meant.---This email has been checked for viruses by
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He did mention that he had a "cable assembly" with 2 males on one
end and 1 male on the other.


That is what he said and I sort of understand it but I hope he doesn't
mean he fed the combined left and right channel "out" into the sub
woof "in". He has a mono now if he did because they are shorted
together.
I haven't really been following this that closely tho. My eyes glazed
over when they started talking about stereo systems approaching 10
grand. That is a nice outboard, that sounds better than any stereo to
me¬* ;-)



No.¬* Most 5.1 and 7.1 receiver/amps have a single RCA "subwoofer" output
that passes the combined bass from both main channels.¬* Bass isn't
"directional" so there's no need for two subwoofer outputs.

Most powered subwoofers (at least the ones I've had)¬* have *two* line
level inputs.¬* Sometimes one is labeled as "LFE" (low freq effects)
and the other is usually not labeled.¬*¬* For best performance overall,
you put a "Y" connector that feeds the single sub-out on the
receiver/amp¬* to *both* of the line level (female RCA) inputs
on the sub.




Looks like in the link below. Doesn't mean *all* setups are like
this but everyone I've ever used is from the Velodynes to a Polk
to an inexpensive Sony sub.

https://funkyimg.com/i/2T6Kx.jpg

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On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:08:18 -0400, "Mr. Luddite"
wrote:

On 4/12/2019 12:57 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:40:10 -0400 (EDT), justan wrote:

"Mr. Luddite" Wrote in message:
On 4/11/2019 8:36 AM, True North wrote: Last week there was a discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system. I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered. Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum. That's good except the Y connector should have one *female* RCA and two *male* RCA plugs unless you also used a female to female coupler. I think that's what you meant.---This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
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He did mention that he had a "cable assembly" with 2 males on one
end and 1 male on the other.


That is what he said and I sort of understand it but I hope he doesn't
mean he fed the combined left and right channel "out" into the sub
woof "in". He has a mono now if he did because they are shorted
together.
I haven't really been following this that closely tho. My eyes glazed
over when they started talking about stereo systems approaching 10
grand. That is a nice outboard, that sounds better than any stereo to
me ;-)



No. Most 5.1 and 7.1 receiver/amps have a single RCA "subwoofer" output
that passes the combined bass from both main channels. Bass isn't
"directional" so there's no need for two subwoofer outputs.

Most powered subwoofers (at least the ones I've had) have *two* line
level inputs. Sometimes one is labeled as "LFE" (low freq effects)
and the other is usually not labeled. For best performance overall,
you put a "Y" connector that feeds the single sub-out on the
receiver/amp to *both* of the line level (female RCA) inputs
on the sub.


OK that makes sense now. My sub woofs only have one "in" but they
don't cost as much as a good used car. ;-)
It does explain the Male to Male/Male tho if the cable is long enough
to connect both components.




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Mr. Luddite

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"Looks like in the link below. ¬*Doesn't mean *all* setups are like¬*
this but everyone I've ever used is from the Velodynes to a Polk¬*
to an inexpensive Sony sub.¬*

https://funkyimg.com/i/2T6Kx.jpg¬*"


My JVC home theater system was probably even cheaper than your inexpensive Sony...I'd guess below $300.00 up here so less than 200.00 down there.
Still works great though...after more than a dozen years...probably pushing towards 20 years.

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On 4/12/2019 1:40 PM, Justan Ohlphart wrote:

"Mr. Luddite" Wrote in message:

On 4/12/2019 1:08 PM, Mr. Luddite wrote: On 4/12/2019 12:57 PM, wrote: On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:40:10 -0400 (EDT), justan wrote: "Mr. Luddite" Wrote in message: On 4/11/2019 8:36 AM, True North wrote: Last week there was a discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system. I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered. Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum. That's good except the Y connector should have one *female* RCA and two *male* RCA plugs unless you also used a female to female coupler. I think that's what you meant.---This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.https://www.avg.com He did mention that he had a "cable assembly" with 2 males on one end and 1 male on the other. That is what he said and I sort of understand it but I hope he doesn't mean he fed the combined left and right channel "out" into the sub woof "in". He has a mono now if he did because they are shorted together. I haven't really been following this that closely tho. My eyes glazed over when they started talking about stereo systems approaching 10 grand. That is a nice outboard, that sounds better than any stereo to me ;-) No. Most 5.1 and 7.1 receiver/amps have a single RCA "subwoofer" output that passes the combined bass from both main channels. Bass isn't "directional" so there's no need for two subwoofer outputs. Most powered subwoofers (at least the ones I've had) have *two* line level inputs. Sometimes one is labeled as "LFE" (low freq effects) and the other is usually not labeled. For best performance overall, you put a "Y" connector that feeds the single sub-out on the receiver/amp to *both* of the line level (female RCA) inputs on the sub. Looks like in the link below. Doesn't mean *all* setups are likethis but everyone I've ever used is from the Velodynes to a Polkto an inexpensive Sony sub.https://funkyimg.com/i/2T6Kx.jpg---This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.https://www.avg.com


I'll bet that female end connects to another cable, not the reciever?



In the setups I've done, yes. Male to male audio extension cable.
One end goes into the receiver "Sub woofer out". The other male
end to the female on the "Y" connector.
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On 4/12/2019 1:34 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:08:18 -0400, "Mr. Luddite"
wrote:

On 4/12/2019 12:57 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:40:10 -0400 (EDT), justan wrote:

"Mr. Luddite" Wrote in message:
On 4/11/2019 8:36 AM, True North wrote: Last week there was a discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system. I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered. Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum. That's good except the Y connector should have one *female* RCA and two *male* RCA plugs unless you also used a female to female coupler. I think that's what you meant.---This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com

He did mention that he had a "cable assembly" with 2 males on one
end and 1 male on the other.

That is what he said and I sort of understand it but I hope he doesn't
mean he fed the combined left and right channel "out" into the sub
woof "in". He has a mono now if he did because they are shorted
together.
I haven't really been following this that closely tho. My eyes glazed
over when they started talking about stereo systems approaching 10
grand. That is a nice outboard, that sounds better than any stereo to
me ;-)



No. Most 5.1 and 7.1 receiver/amps have a single RCA "subwoofer" output
that passes the combined bass from both main channels. Bass isn't
"directional" so there's no need for two subwoofer outputs.

Most powered subwoofers (at least the ones I've had) have *two* line
level inputs. Sometimes one is labeled as "LFE" (low freq effects)
and the other is usually not labeled. For best performance overall,
you put a "Y" connector that feeds the single sub-out on the
receiver/amp to *both* of the line level (female RCA) inputs
on the sub.


OK that makes sense now. My sub woofs only have one "in" but they
don't cost as much as a good used car. ;-)
It does explain the Male to Male/Male tho if the cable is long enough
to connect both components.






Yeah, when I was looking for a picture of a "Y" connector I noticed that
some receiver/amps are now including two sub-woofer outputs instead of
the typical one. The reason is to allow having two subs shaking the
room instead of one. People tend to get carried away with
bass, IMO. Other than rap music or movie special effects the bass
should be more subdued than what most people set it at.
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On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:26:52 -0400, "Mr. Luddite"
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On 4/12/2019 1:34 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:08:18 -0400, "Mr. Luddite"
wrote:

On 4/12/2019 12:57 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:40:10 -0400 (EDT), justan wrote:

"Mr. Luddite" Wrote in message:
On 4/11/2019 8:36 AM, True North wrote: Last week there was a discussion about contacting a sub woofer with a home theater system. I needed a y type connector and after getting the wrong one at Wally-Mart (3.5mm audio plug to two RCA male plugs). I returned that and went to the Source. They still had an older one male RCA plug to two male RCA plugs connector cable. Just what the doctor ordered. Base now sounds fine without annoying pops or hum. That's good except the Y connector should have one *female* RCA and two *male* RCA plugs unless you also used a female to female coupler. I think that's what you meant.---This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com

He did mention that he had a "cable assembly" with 2 males on one
end and 1 male on the other.

That is what he said and I sort of understand it but I hope he doesn't
mean he fed the combined left and right channel "out" into the sub
woof "in". He has a mono now if he did because they are shorted
together.
I haven't really been following this that closely tho. My eyes glazed
over when they started talking about stereo systems approaching 10
grand. That is a nice outboard, that sounds better than any stereo to
me ;-)



No. Most 5.1 and 7.1 receiver/amps have a single RCA "subwoofer" output
that passes the combined bass from both main channels. Bass isn't
"directional" so there's no need for two subwoofer outputs.

Most powered subwoofers (at least the ones I've had) have *two* line
level inputs. Sometimes one is labeled as "LFE" (low freq effects)
and the other is usually not labeled. For best performance overall,
you put a "Y" connector that feeds the single sub-out on the
receiver/amp to *both* of the line level (female RCA) inputs
on the sub.


OK that makes sense now. My sub woofs only have one "in" but they
don't cost as much as a good used car. ;-)
It does explain the Male to Male/Male tho if the cable is long enough
to connect both components.






Yeah, when I was looking for a picture of a "Y" connector I noticed that
some receiver/amps are now including two sub-woofer outputs instead of
the typical one. The reason is to allow having two subs shaking the
room instead of one. People tend to get carried away with
bass, IMO. Other than rap music or movie special effects the bass
should be more subdued than what most people set it at.


I have one here next to my chair, hooked to the TV but I don't crank
it up unless we are watching a movie that benefits from it. I can
bother the neighbors if I want ;-)
My wife has the sub woof set to high in the bedroom IMHO and sometimes
regular TV shows rattle the windows. I notice it more in the other
room because that base travels through the whole house and there is a
block wall between us.


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