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Hi guys,

 

is it worth to buy Y-splitter for subwoover ?

 

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

I've read stuff about this in the past and the general opinion is that there is no harm in doing so.  But I think its fair to say that if your not happy with your subs performance with a mono connection, it is highly unlikely this will change by adding the Y-Splitter.

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

drichardb wrote:

I've read stuff about this in the past and the general opinion is that there is no harm in doing so.  But I think its fair to say that if your not happy with your subs performance with a mono connection, it is highly unlikely this will change by adding the Y-Splitter.

 

It doesn't do any harm, and if the rumble is tracking from one side to the other it's a definite plus.  However, if you're receiver doesn't have separate sub-left and sub-right terminals, and you are driving your sub off a single sub-out terminal on your receiver you're probably using an already merged left-centre-right signal anyway.  If you're driving off the speaker terminals, however, I'd avoid it, as you could drop the speaker impedance too low for the power amps to cope with.

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

surroundman wrote:

 

Hi guys,

 

is it worth to buy Y-splitter for subwoover ?

 

Thanks

 

It can be beneficial and give a boost to the bass (3dB maybe). What cable are you currently using.

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

Hi Michael,

 

I am using ATLANTIC QUALITY INTERCONNECT FROM CAMBRIDGE AUDIO, that is written on it.

 

Sub is KEF 1000.2 and receiver: Yamaha RX A 2010.

 

It is not sound bad, but because I did not listen any better hard to say.

 

I have to make decision regarding all speakers, because I got Mezzo 6, mezzo 1 , central is B&W HTM62.

QUESTION IS GO FOR ONLY MEZZO, OR FOR B&W OR TOTALLY CHANGE BRAND.

I WOULD LOVE SOMETHING SMALLER, BUT NOT WORST THAN MY PACKAGE, BUT I DO NOT THINK IT WOULD MASSIVLY IMPROVE SOUND

 

IF I CHANGE BRAND, IT WOULD BE ONLY SLIGHT DIFFERENCE.

 

THANKS

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

If you are trying to improve the overall sound, I would not bother with the splitter. It will not help, and I would not recommened adding one for your sub.

What is it you are not happy with.

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

I have Yam 3020 to Velodyne eq sub.Cable is micro QED.Sub needs manually switching on sometimes as it's not auto sensing signal.Will a Y splitter help?

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

KiwiMoto wrote:
I have Yam 3020 to Velodyne eq sub.Cable is micro QED.Sub needs manually switching on sometimes as it's not auto sensing signal.Will a Y splitter help?

It is possible this would help. However I would initialy try increasing the output on your amp for the sub.

 If using a "Y" splitter don'y use a cheap nasty one.

 

 

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

Check my sig,I don't do cheap and nasty lol rolling on the floor laughing
I'll try upping the signal a wee bit and see if that helps first.
Failing that I'll see if I can get a titanium plated Italian designed Y splitter party time!

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

KiwiMoto wrote:
Check my sig,I don't do cheap and nasty lol rolling on the floor laughing I'll try upping the signal a wee bit and see if that helps first. Failing that I'll see if I can get a titanium plated Italian designed Y splitter party time!

 

Cool

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Bedroom - Sony KDL-40W2000 + Archos 7 streaming from Windows Home Server 2011, Altec Lansing inAir 5000.

Dining Room - Sonos S5.

Music - HP Proliant Server running WHS 2011 ¦ streaming FLAC to Sonos ZP90 and OPPO 95 via SC-LX85.

Hi Fi - Cyrus 8 XPd QX amp ¦ Cyrus PSX-R power supply acting as Pre Amp ¦ Quad 909 Power Amp ¦ Speakers - Spendor A3 ¦ Logitech Squeezebox Touch upgrade by Fidelity Audio ¦ power supply upgrade by Mains Cables R Us ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.

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Bedroom - Sony KDL-40W2000 + Archos 7 streaming from Windows Home Server 2011, Altec Lansing inAir 5000.

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Hi Fi - Cyrus 8 XPd QX amp ¦ Cyrus PSX-R power supply acting as Pre Amp ¦ Quad 909 Power Amp ¦ Speakers - Spendor A3 ¦ Logitech Squeezebox Touch upgrade by Fidelity Audio ¦ power supply upgrade by Mains Cables R Us ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.

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RE: Y-splitter for subwoover

Hi Michael,

 

I just order single cable :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pure-Shielded-Subwoofer-Cable-Gold/dp/B003PU4VTS...

 

I think this will be ok, my previous cable was too loose on the sub end. 

Thanks