How to hookup a subwoofer?
Jul 17, 2008 at 10:35 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

RogerB

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I have a Marantz pm7001 integrated amp which doesn't have a dedicated subwoofer connection.

Anybody have any advice on how to hook one up? I don't have the sub yet but am contemplating buying some bookshelves and a sub.

Thanks!
 
Jul 17, 2008 at 11:32 PM Post #2 of 5

BadassBob

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The sub will have speaker level inputs. Run speaker wires from the R/L out on the amp to the speaker level inputs on the sub. Run the speaker outs on the sub to your bookshelves.
 
Jul 18, 2008 at 1:40 AM Post #3 of 5

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The sub will have speaker level inputs.


Not all subs have speaker level inputs. A stereo line level output from the Marantz into the sub using its crossover should work in such a case.
 
Jul 18, 2008 at 1:48 AM Post #4 of 5

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Simply connect from your integrated's pre-out to the subwoofer's in. I'm using an integrated with an Outlaw sub with this config and it works great. THis particular subwoofer has only a single rca input, so I just use a single interconnect (pre-out right/red) to the sub's input - the right channel of the rca carries all the LF info, no need for the left.
 

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