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Old 4th September 2011
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Question regarding basic PA setup

Pretty simple question...So i've got 4 passive speakers powered by amps. I also have 2 active subs. How should i drive the subs??? Mono out of board > x-over> subs??? Doesn't it need to go out of the x-over? just curious as i haven't even seen the setup this is just what i was told.
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Powered subs _usually_have a x-over built in.
i prefer them driven off an aux, that way it's easy to send only what needs to be there, and it's almost like having extra EQ on the low end, since you can vary the amount sent on a per channel basis.
Old 4th September 2011
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If you don't have a spare aux however, you can run the stereo mix from the board into the x-over input and run your low x-over output straight to the subs and your mid/high x-over output to your amps then tops.
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@edva thank you for your response. so would i just take a separate mix out of the console (say mix 10) to the subs and turn up that aux on kick,bass,etc. (lowend instruments)???
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@edva thank you for your response. so would i just take a separate mix out of the console (say mix 10) to the subs and turn up that aux on kick,bass,etc. (lowend instruments)???

Yes, you make an aux mix, composed of the low end instruments, on a spare aux, and send that aux output to the subs. That way whatever channel you turn up that aux on, sends to the sub. There's no xover in the chain, so you'd rely on the built in one on the subs, or an external.
Aux fed subs are cool. I like the idea of a separate mix for the bass.
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