How do I wire-up and configure a surround sound system?
Surround System Wiring and Configuration
We recommend running the audio signal cables first to the subwoofer(s) and from there to the monitors. When the subwoofer has less inputs and outputs than the number of monitors, the usual choice is to run the front monitors via the subwoofer and connect the surround or height monitors directly to the sound source. In this case, the subwoofer will only aid the front monitors in low frequency reproduction.
When the Smart Active Monitoring (SAM™) uses distributed bass management the audio signals can be routed in any order to subwoofers and monitors. The bass management settings will be accomplished in the Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) software during the setup. The important aspect is that the same audio signal must run to the monitors and subwoofers for all the monitors that need subwoofer support.