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#1996727 - 12/09/12 03:49 AM How to connect a subwoofer?
forager1 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Washington state
Hello.
Very new to digital pianos. I've been thinking about adding a subwoofer to my Kawai MP8 - Behringer Truth 2031a setup. Do I run cables--I'm using XLR--to the subwoofer, then run cables from the subwoofer to the monitors? Is that how the connection is made?
The rear panel of the Kawai MP8 has xlr jacks and 1/4 jacks but no dedicated jack for a subwoofer. When I searched for "subwoofer" in the MP8 PDF manual, I found no reference.
Again, I'm new, so a detailed explanation would be great. I don't know the shorthand.
Regards,
Steve


Edited by forager1 (12/09/12 03:52 AM)

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#1996826 - 12/09/12 09:30 AM Re: How to connect a subwoofer? [Re: forager1]
spanishbuddha Offline
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Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2433
Loc: UK
Your best bet is to purchase a sub with speaker level line input AND outputs.

Then connect the DP to the sub, line out from DP to line in on sub, and then your speakers to the sub, line out from sub to speakers. Adjust crossover on sub and phase as necessary.

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#1996884 - 12/09/12 11:46 AM Re: How to connect a subwoofer? [Re: forager1]
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On my subwoofer (to my audio system) the subwoofer XLR connects to the left and right outputs from the amplifier, just in parallel with the speakers. The ground just goes into one of the ground outputs. But correct connection diagram really should be in the subwoofer manual
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#1996921 - 12/09/12 12:49 PM Re: How to connect a subwoofer? [Re: forager1]
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The one on the left is the sub-woofer. Apply a leash and your problem is solved!

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#1997046 - 12/09/12 06:34 PM Re: How to connect a subwoofer? [Re: forager1]
forager1 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/12
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Loc: Washington state
Thanks, everyone. I downloaded the KRK 10S user manual, where the connections are clearly illustrated.

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#1997186 - 12/10/12 01:09 AM Re: How to connect a subwoofer? [Re: gooddog]
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Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 297
Loc: Toronto
gooddog, I would have thought the one on the right would be the subwoofer, assuming that it emphasizes the bass while the one on the left is better for high pitched sounds.
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#1997313 - 12/10/12 10:04 AM Re: How to connect a subwoofer? [Re: stumbler]
gooddog Offline
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Originally Posted By: stumbler
gooddog, I would have thought the one on the right would be the subwoofer, assuming that it emphasizes the bass while the one on the left is better for high pitched sounds.
Well, I'm glad someone was amused!
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#1997316 - 12/10/12 10:09 AM Re: How to connect a subwoofer? [Re: gooddog]
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Registered: 12/12/10
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Loc: Minneapolis, MN
Originally Posted By: gooddog
Originally Posted By: stumbler
gooddog, I would have thought the one on the right would be the subwoofer, assuming that it emphasizes the bass while the one on the left is better for high pitched sounds.
Well, I'm glad someone was amused!


laugh I loved it Deborah!!! I'll be sending a PM soon. Thanks.
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