Receiver amplification help

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by schizted, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. schizted

    schizted Auditioning

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    Im amateur at this so go easy on me. I own a OLD Durabrand HT-400 5.1 Surround Sound System. Lost all of the original speakers except the subwoofer (Love that little guy). Im now running 2 Sony Speakers from a old stereo and a 5.25" Peerless India Woofer all on Center channel ( In Parallel i think) and the 6" subwoofer on the sub channel. My friend is giving me a 10" Rockford Fosgate Prime Subwoofer in a Sealed .75cu ft box. The specs say 45 to 150rms on rockfords site. Tho im still a little worried the system wont be able to push it well. Is there a way to wire a plate amp to the sub and use the receiver too or am i screwed?
     
  2. TheGary

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    1. Why are you running 3 speakers on one channel. 2. Get a powered subwoofer, problem solved 3. Thats a car sub, it will sound like crap in a home enviroment. 4. Just get a powered sub.. :) Like Velodyne, ettc. etc..
     
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    The Front left and Front Right Channel dosnt put out crap for sound so i threw them all on center sounds better even tho i loose the surround sound. Isn't a powered sub like putting a plate amp in? I dont have the dough to get a powered sub this one is given to me and not gonna throw it in a POS car
     
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    No actually, this is due to how it's designed. A car sub and it's box are made to be used in, well a car. A powered subwoofer made for a home, is made for a home and will sound much better. Try to save up for a powered sub, or some better speakers that can go lower, it will not replace a sub, but it will be better.
     
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    Not exactly what i meant, i get that the SQ isn't going to be that of a home theater sub. What i was asking is a powered sub uses the plate type amplifier? so couldn't i buy a cheap plate amp and still use the receiver for the other speakers, and atleast get some type of bass out of it it's gonna be Awhile before im able to get a new system or powered sub, and i'd hate to just have a sub sitting around doing nothing...
     
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    If you run the three speakers in parallel you are reducing the resistance the receiver sees. That could shut down or damage the receiver (if it doesn't have an auto shout-down feature). It would be better for the receiver to run them in series. Of course, it won't be as loud that way.
     

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