View Full Version : Where do I plug a sub into my Santa Cruz?
Title says it all... I can't figure it out...
I'll be plugging headphones, 2.0 speakers, sub, and a line out to my reciever...
Just switched from an audigy and am confused. :(
I dont know as I havent done this sort of thing yet, but wouldnt you connect the sub directly to the reciever?
No, it's an altec lansing sub that was once part of a 2.1 setup... My reciever already has a sub hooked to it, but my Altec Lansing's under my desk....
Well my understanding is that you hook the source to the reciver, in this case your Santa Cruz, then the speakers/sub output from the receiver? Im not sure how you would connect a MM sub into this setup as usually the MM speakers connect directly into the sub as they have a built in receiver/amp, so I guess if you connect the speakers into the sub then that into the receiver, but wouldnt that mean that the sound is passing through 2 reveivers/amps?
Sorry if im not much help, Im trying to understand how this all works at the sametime, I understand how to set up a HT with each component, and I have the Creative S750 speakers, so Im trying to understand I could even connect that up to a receiver if I wanted to , I dont want to, just how I could :)
it doesnt sound compatable
My 2.0 speakers and altec lansing are separate from my reciever, they provide sound at my desk... I used to plug the sub into the black jack in my audigy, but this santa cruz is different, and my 2.0 speakers have no sub in/out.
03-10-05, 08:58 AM
My PC Speakers hook up to the PC while the Sub Hooks up to the Speakers.
Actually, what I think I'm gonna do is get a 1/8" to RCA converter, and split my sub out line, so I can use my Aiwa 8" cabinet sub on one side and my Altec lansing on the other... I have saimesed my entertainment center and desk, and have the living room setup so I can finally use my wall mounts for my surround speakers... I think I'll just eliminate the 2.0 setup, and actually have the 5 speakers used for both the reciever/TV and PC... I don't watch broadcast TV, so I have no need to use the reciever separately from my PC... It's an Aiwa AV-D78, with 100x5, 3 dig. in's (2 optical, one coax), Dolby Digital and DTS...
So I guess, um, screw my 2.0 multimedia speakers, they sound nice, but I'll utilize them some other time for something else... and the sub, well, like I said, I'll just split the sub out, so I have 2 running off the reciever...
I really like the music output of this Santa Cruz, and games don't sound too bad either... I'm not too much of an audiophile, but I do appreciate this card... i just don't understand the whole versajack thing.... heh... ;)
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