Can you use an RCA splitter for a subwoofer?

In order to hook up a powered subwoofer properly, an RCA “splitter” cable (“Y” cable) is not needed. Any single, standard RCA or subwoofer cable should do just fine.

Can you use an RCA splitter for a subwoofer?

In order to hook up a powered subwoofer properly, an RCA “splitter” cable (“Y” cable) is not needed. Any single, standard RCA or subwoofer cable should do just fine.

Can I use an RCA cable for subwoofer?

you can use a standard RCA cable, but a subwoofer cable is suggested as it has more shield in it and provides more clarity and resolution. a subwoofer cable comes with a standard RCA connector but is thicker than the standard RCA cable.

How do I hook up a subwoofer to my RCA cable?

Connect Using Stereo RCA or Speaker Level Outputs If the subwoofer’s LINE IN uses RCA cables and the subwoofer out on the receiver/amplifier also uses RCA, plug it in using an RCA cable. If the cable is split on one end (a y-cable for both right and left channels), plug it in the R and L ports on the subwoofer.

How do you use a RCA splitter?

Using RCA Splitter Cables

  1. Unplug all the RCA connections going into the first amp.
  2. Next, plug the white RCA into the female end of one splitter and do the same for the red RCA but on a different female socket of a separate splitter.
  3. Hook the first set of RCAs from the first splitter into the first amp.

Why do subs have 2 RCA inputs?

Since the subwoofer is responsible for low bass tones (aka its sole purpose), it requires a transmitter of low-frequency audio waves. The left and right channels are combined in an LFE cable to allow for a singular cable to evenly disperse the signals to the subwoofer.

Why do subwoofers have left and right inputs?

What is high level input on subwoofer?

No, you don’t have to give up – you can just buy a subwoofer with high-level inputs (aka speaker-level inputs). These subwoofers connect to the existing left and right speaker outputs on your amp/receiver and don’t require a dedicated subwoofer output.

Why does a subwoofer have a left and right input?

Do RCA cables go to input or output?

Do RCA go in input or output on AMP? Your amplifier gets its input signals from the receiver’s output typically via RCA cables. RCA cables come in stereo pairs, in various lengths. When running new speaker wires from your amplifier’s output to the speakers, any size wire from 18- to 14-gauge will work fine.

What does an RCA Y splitter do?

An RCA Y-cable allows you to connect a single RCA output to two RCA inputs. Typical applications for Y-cables are a single subwoofer output RCA on a source unit or processor and the need to feed a pair of inputs on a subwoofer amp.

Does splitting RCA degrade audio?

as goose says, they will degrade the sound a bit. Depending on the system, you may not notice it at all or just barely. The bigger issue is misuse.

How to split RCA cable to connect two amplifiers?

Now connect the wire from splitter to input outlet of first and another to the output outlet of the first amp. The second wire has a male plug that will be connected to the next amp. These were two methods you can use to split RCA to connect two amplifiers. In this method you just splitter cables.

Where do I plug in the subwoofer/RCA cable?

One end of the subwoofer/RCA cable will be plugged into the Subwoofer Output on the back of your receiver. This output jack is sometimes labeled as SUB, SUB OUT, SUB PREOUT etc..

Does the RCA splitter cable have to be expensive?

It doesn’t have to be expensive; the cheaper ones work just fine as well. In addition, if you still use the RCA “Y” splitter cable, you have the potential to boost the sub’s output signal when plugging into both the red and white RCA inputs on the back of the sub.

Do I need a splitter cable for a powered subwoofer?

In order to hook up a powered subwoofer properly, an RCA “splitter” cable (“Y” cable) is not needed. Any single, standard RCA or subwoofer cable should do just fine. However, if the sub is exhibiting a hum with the RCA/sub cable plugged into it, then maybe try using a “shielded” subwoofer cable.