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cookiedds
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Best Wiring Srategy for Monitor/Sub Stereo Listening

What is the best method of wiring monitor speakers and a subwoofer setup purely for stereo music listening? I have Canton Karat L 100 monitors on stands and a Martin Logan Depth subwoofer in a large open listening room. The Depth has line level R/L Input/outputs, LFE in/Sub out and speaker level inputs but no speaker level outputs. I could run the Canton

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Re: Best Wiring Srategy for Monitor/Sub Stereo Listening

Try them all and decide. There is no one single "best" for all purposes, that's why you are provided options. There is only best for what you are listening to and for. Your room, your music and your priorities will establish the "best" connection. Depending on your situation I would begin running the mains fulll range.

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Re: Best Wiring Srategy for Monitor/Sub Stereo Listening

My receiver does have bass management but I am trying to utilize the speaker cables that are already in the floor and walls. I pulled high grade speaker cable for bi-wiring the sub and speakers when we did a complete remodel a few years ago. I can't pull an RCA type cable for the sub now so I'm kind of stuck with speaker level wiring.

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Re: Best Wiring Srategy for Monitor/Sub Stereo Listening

Cookie, I don't know how your reciever utilizes bass management but I would connect via either line level or connect the sub directly to the LFE channel. Either way you want the option of controlling the volume and crossover point with the receiver or processor. You'll have to set the montitors to "small" and hopefully you have options within the receiver to control the x-over point.
Personally, I wouldn't use speaker level inputs/outputs on any sub, degrades the sound too much, IMO.

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