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For anyone getting this with the YU5's currently being dropped, how are you planning on providing stereo bass inputs from the mono output on the the YU5's? I have no clue how to do it. I know that splitters exist, but now I'm curious if there is actually a way to get stereo bass from a setup with these components. Any help is appreciated.
are you planning on getting two SUB8s? otherwise, not sure what you mean by stereo bass. according to the kanto manuals you'll just need a single rca connector like this one from monoprice :
Bass is always mastered mono. Plus, there's only one driver, so the signal needs to be summed to one channel eventually.
If after reading theeattre's suggestion you're still worried about it, try plugging into the aux 1/8inch of the YU5 to the RCA's of the SUB8. The AUX port might be patched to the RCAs 1-to-1.
well you *could* split the signal before the input on the YU5, ie split the source so it feeds the YU5 and the sub8 separately instead of going source>YU5>sub8. would only work with analog inputs tho (RCA or 3.5mm aux). that being said, there aren't many applications where "stereo bass" would be useful- the lower you go on the frequency spectrum the harder and harder it becomes for the human ear to determine placement in the stereo field. in most music, everything below 100Hz is pretty much mono anyways. i think thats why the YU5 sub output uses a mono RCA connection. the sub8 has the stereo connectors because some audio equipment doesnt sum to mono before the output stage. if used with the YU5, its a moot point.
Thank you for your responses, but I think some of you missed the question. I think pizzamuncher got most of my point, however. Whenever I spoke of "stereo bass" I was referring to the sub8's stereo inputs, not having two subs (as all of you mentioned, a pointless exercise for a few reasons). My question arose from the fact that the YU5's have a single channel sub output, not a stereo sub output. So I guess my question boils down to do the YU5's mix both channels into it's sub output and does it matter to the sub8 if I only give it a single channel input even though it has stereo inputs?
Nope, it doesn't matter. It's common on a lot of subs to have stereo inputs. It gets mixed together. You only need to connect one, either R or L, or you can split the signal and connect both R and L to a mono source (sometimes this boosts the signal strength if you're getting weak volume levels).
Don't sweat it.