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MK II subwoofer connection question..

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drew

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Post Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:53 pm

MK II subwoofer connection question..

Hi.
I have MKII True Subwoofer that a friend lent to me. I want
to connect it to my system but, since i am an electronics ignoramus,
i can't figure out how to do it. Everything in the manual is for connection
to a Pre Amp and Amp configuration, and I have an Integrated Amp---a BAT
Vk300. The BAT has balanced Pre Amp outputs and I'm thinking that I could
more than likely just connect them to the line level inputs on the sub. Is
that correct, or am i missing something?

Thanks in advance!
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Post Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:13 pm

Re: MK II subwoofer connection question..

Welcome to the forum.

As for how to hook up you might want to use the speaker level inputs. It's hard to explain how but if you connect a second pair of speaker cables to your amps binding posts you can plug them into the binding posts on the sub. I have not done this but I have read about it. That might be a solution for you.

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Post Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:08 pm

Re: MK II subwoofer connection question..

Depending on what type/kind of satellite speakers you are using, you may or may not want to run them full-range. Depending on which of these configurations you choose, you may need an external crossover.
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Post Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:11 pm

Re: MK II subwoofer connection question..

You can get a balanced to unbalanced converter, run your converted pre-outs to the sub and run the sub outs to the power amp ins on your integrated (if they are separable).
It should sound like it isn't there!
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drew

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Post Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:45 pm

Re: MK II subwoofer connection question..

thanks everyone.
i also wrote to sunfire with the same question, and they
said i should just hook the sub up the way that i indicated
in my original post...

i'm gonna go for it. hopefully i won't blow up my (very expensive) amp..

andrew

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