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Which is the best way to hook up P.A speakers (powered subs and tops) to my SL16.4.2
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delaface006
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Which is the best way to hook up P.A speakers (powered subs and tops) to my SL16.4.2.
delaface006
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I don't personally own speakers. When I do sound for bands I normally just use there's. Go straight out of L R MAINS from SL into bottom sub then into tops. Lately I've seen more posts about running subs out of the aux sends.
delaface006
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Do you go out of aux 1 and aux 2 for left and right subs??
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Most active systems with subs have in-built cross-overs.
So, unless you really need to have separate control over what is sent to the subs, going out of the main L / R outs is fine.
It's how I do it, and my system isn't active.

Now, some here like sending signals separately to their suds, and tend to use the sub mix outputs, or an aux send (making sure it is set to post fader).
I still have a snake / multi-core, so I'm limited by how many returns I have.
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Aux fed subs have some awesome benefits, but not at the expense of being able to have the sub info in the subs and the tops info in the tops and no real overlap in the sound there to cause cancellation and other frequency anomalies.

If the system is powered and has these things already in place then all you need to do is plug in, but if I were you I'd start learning about the different types of amps, and speakers and crossovers and powered speakers and their ins and outs.

You will need this if your going to be able to do this with various systems.
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When I use the subs in aux send I just send a mono signal to the subs.
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To me, the only time stereo subs makes sense is if you have L/R subs, because it helps eliminate comb filtering, If you run MONO subs (as in one set in one location, could be 1-100 subs but they ALL need to be in the same location within a few feet of each other in space.
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delaface006
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Hope Rick can do a video on setting up speakers with the Studio Live mixer.
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You mean like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5toXhKdOgA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMKapFSJna0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdN0lqk2GLk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SWbFgEw2No

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEek8O9Dlsc
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delaface006
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Yep, video's just like them but more in depth on P.A speaker connection to the Studio Live mixers.
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What brand make and model of active speaker do you have ? Since Yorkville and EV Live X active subs lack a x-over for HPFing the tops.


delaface006
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Doesn't matter, passive or active. Just want to know the best variation of speaker setup for connecting to the SL mixer.
delaface006
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The use of aux send to subs. Sub outs on mixer to subs.
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delaface006 wrote:Doesn't matter, passive or active. Just want to know the best variation of speaker setup for connecting to the SL mixer.


Well with Yorkville and EV subs it does matter, because it passes a full range signal and has no way to HPF the tops and sends a full range signal. So your tops would run out of gas sooner then later, but for simplicity sake providing your active system has matching subs and tops You's cable out of mixer L/R mains to the subs with HPF engaged then out of sub and cable up to the top.


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delaface006
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Yea, but I would like to see visually how to set up speakers coming out of the subs out and into the sub and aux out into the sub. How does it all work?. I don't own any speakers so I cant actually try it myself. As I stated above. Active or passive!! Thats why a video on speaker setup would be great!! Cheers Rick or Mono! Lol
 
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