Connect Sprout to Subwoofer


#1

Hi

I’m receiving the sprout Monday and have a question on connecting it to a subwoofer. Of the cables I see for RCA tend to be two cables but my sub mwoofer is a single connection. Can someone help me figure out what type of cable I need to connect the sprouts on my sub? Thanks very much!


#2

Welcome to the forum. What kind of connection is it on the sub? if there is only one it might be a LFE connection intended for a receiver/surround processor that has that kind of output which has already gone through a crossover so it’s only putting out the low end. The Sprout’s audio out is a stereo mini-jack so you would need a mini-jack to RCA cable or adaptor. It put’s out a full range signal. You could try using either the left or right RCA jacks but I don’t know what will happen if you plug a full range signal into an LFE input, if that is what it is. You should check you subwoofer’s manual.


#3

Thanks. It’s a Dayton Audio SUB-1200, and it has 2 RCA inputs on it, but it can also take a single RCA connection which is how I currently have my AVR connected to it.

Unless I’m mistaken, the Sprout has a 3.5 MM out connection for a subwoofer. I haven’t seen any mini to single RCA cables online. Only minis to 2 RCAs. I assume that means that I should use a connection like this one, but wanted to make sure that was the best thing for it. Thanks again!


#4

Exactly. Just get the 3.5mm to RCA pair and plug them both into the subwoofer. The reason the sub has this arrangement is so you can use it as a mono sub, where it combines left and right (that’s what you want) or as a single sub, just playing the left or right when you have two subs.