Can’t find your question? Email your question to us at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I buy MJ products outside of the UK?
Yes is the simple answer. We do not have dealers/distributors in every country, but we are working on this area all the time. Please email us directly and we will handle your sales enquiry efficiently.
Please see our International Dealers page for countries that distribute MJ Acoustics products. For customers not able to source satisfactory sales support we are more than happy to discuss matters directly with you. In the unlikely event we are not able to suggest a dealer near you then we will deal direct with you for your needs. Just drop us an email with your requirements. You will find us very responsive and keen to help in any way we can. MJ Staff are all Audio enthusiasts, so they speak your language.
Back to the FAQ
How do I connect up my high-level cable?
There are three types of connection you might make whilst using the high-level cable.
1. To add bandwidth to your existing speakers in stereo mode,
2. Enhance the performance of your main satellites in a movie setup, or
3. To compliment a single speaker in a movie or stereo setup.
Before connecting up your MJ Acoustics Subwoofer please read this!
If you are going to connect both High Level & LFE inputs at the same time please make sure that your Stereo or AV amplifier does not have a ‘Digital Output Stage’ or is wired in ‘BTL’ (Bridge Tied Load) mode.
Both of these amplifier designs will need an optional interface module (Available from your dealer or direct from MJ Acoustics).
Please note that without this interface module damage may occur to the amplifier and/or Subwoofer and is not covered under warranty.
If you are unsure please contact your supplying dealer in the first instance.
1. Stereo Mode:
You connect the 3 bare end wires of the Neutrik Speakon cable alongside your existing speaker cables on the back of your amp as follows:
RED to left + (positive)
YELLOW to right + (positive)
BLACK to ONE of the – (negatives) NOT BOTH.
This is the most common connection for stereo amplifier users who do not have a dedicated sub output and wish to extend the bandwidth and add a new depth dimension to their existing speakers.
2. Movie Setup:
This connection is made the same way as the above “stereo mode” but is usually in addition to the sub having the low-level input from the dedicated sub out on a 5.1 AV amplifier. Connections are as follows:
RED to left + (positive) – front speakers
YELLOW to right + (positive) – front speakers
BLACK to ONE of the – (negatives) – front speakers, NOT BOTH.
The only question you may ask yourself is, do I add the high-level cable to my main front speakers? or do I wish to add the high-level connection to my very often smaller rear satellites to extend their bandwidth? As the rear channels in DTS or Dolby Digital are receiving full range signals, it can make a huge difference to your movie experience when you add a sub to your rear satellites. Your high-level cable connection is then configured the same as it would be if connected to your main speakers, just connected to your rear satellite speaker outs on your AV amplifier. Of course, multiple subs can be added to any of the 5 speakers in your system.
3. Single Speaker Connection:
This configuration is often used when two subs are used in stereo mode, or multiple subs are used in a 5.1 movie setup. When connecting a single speaker to the subs high-level input the 3 bare end wires are connected as follows:
RED and YELLOW are wound together and connected to the + (positive) terminal of either the speaker itself or the speaker out of the AV amp. The BLACK wire is then connected to the – (negative) terminal of either the speaker itself or the speaker out of the AV amp, depending on where you placed the red and yellow cables.
A common movie setup is to have a larger sub on the LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) via a phono sub out, and a smaller sub on the centre channel via the high-level cable. The addition of a centre sub enhances and breathes new life into the dialogue and your movie experience takes on a new dimension due to the amount of action and low-end bass produced through the centre channel – the sweet spot of a 5.1 system.
You could be missing out if you haven’t experienced additional subs on various channels ?!?
Have the benefit of small satellite speakers then add a small sub to whichever channel or channels you wish to turn into a full range speaker without having to accommodate or pay for large bulky floor standers in very often limited spaces.
The subwoofer setup options are endless, so please give our staff a call to discuss your requirements and we will be more than happy to help and to offer you advice on how to get the maximum performance out of your sub/subs on any given budget.
Tel: MJ Acoustics on 01945 467770
Back to the FAQ