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Old 01-13-06, 04:44 PM
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hooking up polk 6900 speakers to a yamaha 5890 help needed

Just connecting up my first audio receiver and have a few questions

The polk manual says that the front L & R speakers connect to the subwoofers output and the subwoofer connects to the receiver. is that the way most subwoofers are connected to the receiver ?

It then says the settings for the receiver are Front L & R = Large
Subwoofer = Off

This sounds correct ? just wanted to check before I connect it all up


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Old 01-13-06, 08:49 PM
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That is one way but I would not do it. I would connect the speakers directly and the sub to the sub out on the receiver.
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Old 01-13-06, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
That is one way but I would not do it. I would connect the speakers directly and the sub to the sub out on the receiver.
Is there something wrong with hooking the L/R speakers through the sub (or something better about doing it the other way)? It's the way I setup mine, just as the OP mentioned. Now I'm wondering if I should re-wire.

If so, is a sub cable "special"? I don't have one around, but I do have a cable that would work, wondering whether I should buy one tailored for hooking up the sub.
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Old 01-14-06, 12:29 AM
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I bought a rca cable and connected it that way (sub out to LFE in).

Seems to work just fine. I'll test it out over the next day or so

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Old 01-14-06, 10:26 AM
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Is there something wrong with hooking the L/R speakers through the sub (or something better about doing it the other way)? It's the way I setup mine, just as the OP mentioned. Now I'm wondering if I should re-wire.
Wrong? No.

I prefer to let the receiver's crossover decide how to distribute the signal rather than sending all the signal to the sub and letting its crossover do the job.

What kind of subwoofer and what kind of receiver do you have?
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Old 01-14-06, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
What kind of subwoofer and what kind of receiver do you have?
The receiver is a Yamaha HTR-5850. The sub is a Yamaha YST-SW215 (and if it matters, the L/R speakers I have hooked up through the sub are Yamaha NS-555).

Thanks for the help. I might buy a sub cable (or just use an RCA I have sitting around) to see if it makes any audible difference.
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Old 01-14-06, 12:19 PM
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Ok read the section that is contained in the users manual for the sub for a better explanation.

http://www.4electronicwarehouse.com/...a/ystsw215.pdf
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
Ok read the section that is contained in the users manual for the sub for a better explanation.

http://www.4electronicwarehouse.com/...a/ystsw215.pdf
Thanks!

On a weird note, unless I misplaced it, I don't think I ever got that manual with my sub. Odd. But thanks again for the link.
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