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psb subsonic 3 question

by -=PYRO=- / December 27, 2007 9:22 AM PST

The sub out of my marantz sr6200 has no signal. My sr6200 has main outs. Can I use the front main outs to go into my psb subsonic 3 and back to the 6200. I guess I just need to know if the outputs of the sub is fullrange.

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assuming your sub has speaker-level
by jostenmeat / December 27, 2007 11:34 AM PST

inputs/outputs, you run the "mains" speaker wires from receiver to sub, then the sub's speaker(high-level) outputs to the mains. I don't know if you can disable high-pass for the mains in this regard, as I've never used hi-level before, and do not have them on my sub. It would slightly surprise me, but who knows!

however, if this is for 2-channel music, for accurate response, you want to have the mains as "small". Now, that doesn't automatically mean you have to set the x-over at 100hz or something, but it can be at or above the natural roll-off of your towers, even if low as 30hz.

If this is for HT, you definitely want to use the low-level (LFE) output, and feel free to use mains as large if they can handle it. This is another story entirely.

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low levels
by -=PYRO=- / December 27, 2007 10:58 PM PST

Thanks, I will clarify a little. My sub has low level in and out(rca) I will be using this mostly for movies.

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by jostenmeat / December 28, 2007 4:11 AM PST
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you may or may not get that to work, but its very un-ideal.

The LFE has its own discrete output for HT. In fact, even when mains are set to large, there is info in the LFE that is exclusive to it.

I recommend you get a new receiver that has an LFE output that is working. Running main's signal to it will have you missing out on some stuff that I think you would enjoy with your PSB.

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repair it?
by -=PYRO=- / December 28, 2007 10:17 AM PST
In reply to: ok

I agree. I might look into getting this receiver repaired. It drives my Stratus golds(4ohm nom.,2,7ohms at 97hertz) really good. It is a few years old now though.....I was hoping to get by for another yr or 2 thats when I'm upgrading my tv. thanks for the thoughts.

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by jostenmeat / December 28, 2007 11:34 AM PST
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nice system!!

Maybe you can get it to work with the sub's ins/outs. While I ponder, I do not know the best solution, and it depends on the electronics I suppose. Running the signal thru so many ins.outs of various components can't be ideal I imagine, but maybe its nothing to worry about at all!

anyways, sure things, and gl.

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