Using two tssub12 subs and two ts112a tops - how to correctly wire them all together?

Hi there,

I'm using four speakers, two TSSUB12 subs and two TS112A pilot speakers, with a Citronic CDM10:4 mk5 mixer. I am taking the left and right XLR leads from the back of the mixer, but this is where I hit the stumbling block.

On the left hand side, it's fine: left XLR into left/mono on the TSSUB12 and then into the input on the TS112A, but how do I wire the right speaker? Do I go to the right input on the TSSUB12 and then out to the TS112A as normal, or do I use the left/mono input again on the TSSUB12 and out to the TS112A?

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Hi Gez,

    Thanks for your post! It seems like you've grasped the proper connection really well. Your first sub/speaker configuration for the left channel is correct. As for the right side, you will want to go from the right output of your mixer to the left/mono connection of the TS Sub 12, and from there, to any of the inputs on the TS112A. Although it says left on the sub input, you're taking information from the mixer's right channel so audio-wise, you are still getting the full left/right stereo experience with your setup.

    I hope this helps!
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  • Thanks Michael, that's perfect. I'm used to using passive speakers, which make life a little simpler - left to left, right to right. I suppose the principle is the same, but I am separating out the stereo signal into two mono signals - left channel mixer to left speakers, and right channel mixer to right speakers, but as the instruction manual said, if it is a mono signal, then only use the left/mono channel from the sub.

    Thanks again.
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  • Hi Michael,

    Hope you're well. Thanks again for your previous feedback - all is working well.

    I have a new issue that I would like help with. I recently bought two TX12 speakers, wired them all up correctly, so far so good. I started playing music and then I noticed that the signal limit LED started to flicker green. If I turned the volume up any higher than a faint whisper, it would flicker green.

    From the manual, it states that when this LED flickers or stays on permanently, I will be clipping the speaker - hence my worry. I checked online and some have referred to a red LED, but there isn't a red LED on the speaker.

    So - is the signal limit LED a dual colour one that will turn red if I push the speaker too hard, so if its green, its all good, but if it goes red then volume down? It's probably a regular question you receive, but the manuals do not explain this very clearly -

    Signal Limit LED: This LED lights up when the audio signal being sent to the loudspeaker is "clipping" or distorting. If this LED illuminates frequently or steadily, reduce the volume of your audio source. (No mention of colour - just if the LED comes on which it does when very low sound is being passed through the speaker).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards

    Gez
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  • Welcome back to the forums! :) 

    The Signal Limit LED will be red if the signal is too loud or "clipping". If the level is green, your signal won't be clipping. A good way to remember which signal is which would be to think of green being "good" and red being "bad". If your Signal Limit LED doesn't ever illuminate green, please get in touch with your nearest Support Office for further assistance. You can find their contact information on that page. 
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