How Do I connect a Klipsch Soundbar Subwoofer to a Second Subwoofer?
“Every sound bar that has a wireless sub is actually paired to that sub right out of the box, so there is no pairing necessary,” explains Senior Product Manager Mike Buratto. “As soon as you plug in the bar and the wireless subwoofer, they will automatically be paired. If for some reason they become unpaired at any time, it’s a quick and easy re-pairing process: simply hold the “pair” button on the back of the sub for 3 seconds. The blue LED on the back of the sub will start to blink. While it’s blinking, press the ‘pair’ button on the back of the soundbar once. The LED on the sub will go solid and the pairing connection is complete.”
How do I Adjust the Subwoofer Amp Panel?
Klipsch Associate Product Manager Zach Beyer says, “before you begin to level match your subwoofer to your mains, ensure that all settings on the subwoofer amp panel (usually on the rear of the subwoofer) are appropriately selected.“The main two settings to look out for are ‘Gain’ and ‘Crossover,’” he says. “I usually start with the gain at 12 o’clock, as this amount provides enough output for configuration while ensuring that there is enough headroom for the subwoofer to not be damaged in the process. For adjusting the crossover, it depends on the rest of your electronics. If you are using an AV receiver, or any other piece of equipment that can control the crossover point, set the crossover knob as high as possible (frequency-wise, i.e. set at 200 Hz, not 20 Hz). This will allow the AV receiver to control the crossover setting, which makes integrating your subwoofer into the rest of your system much easier. If you cannot control the crossover point with your other electronics, you will need to set the crossover point manually on the amplifier panel. 80 Hz is a good place to start, as this is the THX standard, and works well with a variety of subwoofers and speakers.
“Once you have the subwoofer hooked up and placed properly in the room, you can now begin to integrate it with the rest of your system,” Beyer says. “If you are using an A/V Receiver, it can be quite easy with the auto-EQ functionality that is present on most modern receivers. Simply run this function and then adjust to personal taste afterward. You can also use the manual level matching and crossover settings that are available in these receivers as well.
“The best tool for tuning subwoofers is your ears. Get your settings configured and play music or movie scenes that you are familiar with. If something sounds off to you, try to determine what exactly it is. Is the bass too prominent? Lower the gain setting on the subwoofer. Do you feel like you can hear your mains and subwoofers independently? Adjust your crossover settings to see if they can integrate better. By listening critically and tweaking the subwoofer settings, you can make a big difference in the experience your subwoofer can offer.”
Any way you slice it, a subwoofer adds another dimension to the rich tapestry of music and movies you enjoy. There is no reason not to add one to your current set-up.