How to hook up powered speakers and subs

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Surrender, May 12, 2015.

  1. Surrender

    Surrender Member

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    What's the proper way to hook up a stereo pa system? Here's what im running

    Presonus Studiolive 16.4.2
    2 Presonus 315AI
    2 Presonus 18sAI
     
  2. phel21

    phel21 Member

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    Those amp/speakers have built-in LPF/HPF so all you need is cables (XLR M/F mic-cables) from the console's main outputs to the subs and a pair of shorter cables (XLR M/F) from the subs to the tops. Subs normally have LPF active by default so that its amp doesn't waste energy on frequencies it isn't able to reproduce. The tops are designed to be able to do full-range so activate the HPF on the tops to leave the low-frequency to the subs.
     
  3. SinglecutGuy

    SinglecutGuy Supporting Member

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