How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

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How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

Post by JonfromCB » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:15 pm

Need audiophile assistance please. I would like to connect a wireless "sub"to my two channel Carver preamp to power amp setup. The preamp only has one RCA right and left "out" to the poweramp "in." What do I need to "tap" into the signal and where would I put it? I'm thinking I need a "crossover" box or some type of "magic box" in the signal path that splits the signal and provides another jack the sub' transmitter could be plugged into. Is this possible and what would be needed to do this? Thanks.....Jon

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Re: How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

Post by kingman » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:18 pm

I just bought a Sunfire receiver and transmitter but haven't read the instructions yet. Which kind do you have?
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Re: How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

Post by jjptkd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:43 pm

What sub are you running that you need an external crossover? :-k
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Re: How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

Post by OBI56 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:05 pm

Which specific sub, sub wireless transmitter and specific Carver preamp are you attempting to hook up?

The answer will depend on the products used, but the majority of sub wireless transmitters I have seen have the crossover built-in and are designed to plug into your preamp outputs and have a set of replacement set of preamp outputs on them to replace the ones on the preamp. If there are no preamp outs on the transmitter, you will have to resort to a pair of "Y" splitter adapters. If your wireless transmitter was designed exclusively for LFE (HT) use and has only 1 input and no preamp outputs, you will need to find an external active crossover with a sub output to do the bass management duties.
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Re: How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:19 pm


Yes, let's get details, and pics if possible, of what we're working with here. Do you have a link to the wireless sub so we can see all the specs.

It SOUNDS like you'll need a Y splitter to access the preamp output for the sub, but depends on which amp you're using....maybe a number of other factors, too.

EDIT: I see you're info from your other post: Carver CT-6 Preamp/tuner, TFM-35 Poweramp and SD/A-350 CD Player

Now just need your wireless sub details.

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Re: How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

Post by engtaz » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:53 pm


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Re: How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

Post by sisu1a » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:23 pm

I thought 'audiophile' and wireless were mutually exclusive...


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Re: How would I connect a wireless sub' transmitter?

Post by angelod307 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:01 am

sisu1a wrote:I thought 'audiophile' and wireless were mutually exclusive...


it is with bluetooth wireless. bluetooth wireless streaming from my iphone to clarion car stereo is appualing for music. horrible to say the least, and i woud not recomend it. now sunfire does make a transmitter/reciever for just that task. i also have a usb wireless transmitter and reciever from mcm or parts express, and i like it ok in my bar setup (not audiophile, just loud as hell).
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