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    Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Is it ok to use a full range signal to feed a mono block amplifier?

    The mono amp will just use its low pass to filter out what it doesn't want?







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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    yup




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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    yes it's fine.



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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Yes but use a "Y" adapter so you are not brining in a stereo signal.



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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Maxxsonics View Post
    Yes but use a "Y" adapter so you are not brining in a stereo signal.
    A mono amp will bridge a stereo signal. No need for any y-adapters.



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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    @Team Maxxsonics


    Why would you recommend against using the RCA L/R full range stereo inputs on a monblock?




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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

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    Why would you recommend against using the RCA L/R full range stereo inputs on a monblock?
    Because Maxxsonics mono block amplifiers are probably the only ones crippled by their design and are unable to accept stereo signal and then add the left and right. You have to take one channel and split it with the y-splitter. This is a reason why I returned a new MB Quart ONX1000D and why I will never buy an amplifier with such design.




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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    a ton of amps only have one input.



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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    a ton of amps only have one input.
    Perhaps, but that doesn't seem to be optimal since many stereos have a separate left and right out. The Maxxsonics amps do have two inputs, but require the same signal on both. In fact, a single input would have worked better, however suboptimal, because then there is no need for the y-splitter. In the end, I am not concerned with the y-splitter, but with the possibility that if the left and right signal is not the same, then this setup alters the recorded signal.




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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Quote Originally Posted by zako View Post
    Perhaps, but that doesn't seem to be optimal since many stereos have a separate left and right out. The Maxxsonics amps do have two inputs, but require the same signal on both. In fact, a single input would have worked better, however suboptimal, because then there is no need for the y-splitter. In the end, I am not concerned with the y-splitter, but with the possibility that if the left and right signal is not the same, then this setup alters the recorded signal.
    Seems like something as important as this design would be outlined in bold letters in the specs. Which HU's have 1 single mono out, or two that are not color designated? What other Amp manufacturers follow this design pattern, besides the ones with a single rca input?




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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Quote Originally Posted by quackhead View Post
    Seems like something as important as this design would be outlined in bold letters in the specs. Which HU's have 1 single mono out, or two that are not color designated? What other Amp manufacturers follow this design pattern, besides the ones with a single rca input?
    It's not a big deal... just get a splitter if your amp requires it.



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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Ok! So from all that, my monoblock amp has a input of L/R RCA connecters that are white and red. That means I can use the full range signal to feed it?




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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Right Channel = red
    Left Channel = white

    right?

    my amp is like OP's with white and red full range RCA inputs. My HU has red and white pre amp outputs, if a y adapter is needed, which one do we use? the Left or Right channel?




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    Re: Full range signal to feed mono subwoofer amp

    Yeah my amp is just like yours quack!




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