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Hey everybody, in light of the M-Audio AV40 deal on Amazon ($110) I decided to upgrade. Don't fully understand the wiring concepts, so I've read many forums and want to consolidate my understanding here.

GOAL
Use the AV40 satellites with my existing Z-2300 subwoofer (will upgrade to a real one in the future... Dayton perhaps?) as a 2.1 system connected to my Xonar DX equipped desktop.

MORE INFO:

The Xonar DX does not have any RCA inputs and all of the 7.1 ports are stereo.

AV40 inputs/outputs.


Z-2300 inputs/outputs


SOLUTION 1:
Use a 3.5mm splitter and connect the AV40s to one line and the Z-2300 to the other line.

COMMENTS 1
Easiest method, but isn't the most optimal setup due to signal loss and improper crossover.

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SOLUTION 2

Use a 3.5mm to RCA adapter on the Xonar DX's output. Add an RCA splitter to that adapter- one wire goes to the Z-2300 subwoofer while the other goes to the AV40s


Having trouble formulating the better approach to this setup. I read that plugging in the AV40 satellites into the Z-2300 subwoofer is a bad idea because the AV40s are powered, is this correct?

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1692618
Edited by DarK_MischieF - 12/2/13 at 11:12am
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