Using a second reciever to power the sub only?

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  1. tfryerje

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    This can be done correct anyone have the pros and cons of such a thing?
     
  2. Adam Gregorich

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    I suppose you could take the line level output for the sub off your first receiver, split it and connected one leg to your left channel in on your second receiver; then run speaker wire from the left channel speaker jacks to the second sub. Over all I wouldn't recommend it. Its pretty kludgy and unless its a high end receiver it may have issues trying to drive a sub. You would probably be better much off looking for a second-hand mono amp.
     
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    Perhaps it would be helpful if we know if your sub is powered by its own amp or if it is a passive sub that is powered by your receiver's amp.


    If you have a powered sub I don't see why you would want to put a second receiver into the loop as what would you expect to gain.
     
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    Most receivers don't have the power supply to deliver peaks required for the sub. Also, it is usually difficult to find a dual 8 ohm sub which is the impedance that most receivers are most compatible with.
     

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