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LFE Question

01-15-2008, 03:30 PM
I am running two subs and use a splitter out from my reciever and I have never heard anyone say this is a bad thing to do but I recently picked up some buttkickers and it would be any easier install for me if I were to split it three ways. Is this a problem or does it really make a difference.:what:

01-15-2008, 06:17 PM
I don't see where you would have a problem.

01-15-2008, 07:13 PM
Well I did some searching and got some info from another site and it seems that if you split the signal it degrades the voltage and effects mid bass frequency's. I was told to use an audio signal amplifier to avoid the problem. They can be had from around $90.00 to start.

01-15-2008, 09:59 PM
The subwoofer itself has an amplifier, so I don't see why you would need one inbetween.

01-16-2008, 04:26 AM
I guess I will keep trying to find the definitive answer before I attempt it.

01-16-2008, 09:41 AM
I have 3 sub's hooked up to my LFE port via splitter and it works just fine.

01-16-2008, 10:23 AM
I guess I will keep trying to find the definitive answer before I attempt it.
It won't cause any damage, so give it a go. What I've seen when splitting the signals is a bit of rolloff of the highs... highs that are above what you would want into or out of a subwoofer anyway. It is not going to hurt anything if that is your concern. Also if one of your subs has a speaker input connection, you could run it connected to the output of your Buttkicker amp. That may give you a phasing problem which could be corrected with the phase switch or running both subs from the amp output.

01-16-2008, 02:56 PM
I guess what I have decided to do is just keep the splitter from the reciever as is and run another cable from my lfe out on the back of my ED sub to the buttkicker amp. I really don't know why I didn't think of that first, Oh well thanks for your input guy's.....:hithere: