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Connecting speakers directly to a subwoofer.

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by erew99, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. erew99

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    Hello,
    Another subwoofer question... I have a subwoofer that is just sitting around right now. Polk Audio PSW10.

    Is there any way I can connect PC speakers directly to a subwoofer or do I need a receiver?

    http://www.polkaudio.com/products/psw10

    Looking at the back of the SW, I see speaker OUT. I figured I could connect a left/right speaker to use for a computer or something small.

    Any ideas?
     
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    You can't connect any speakers directly to any subwoofer(to be powered). Unless they are PC speakers...and the PSW10 is not a PC subwoofer.
     
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    No. You need an amplifier for the other speakers. Any amplifer created in the last 140 years.
     
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    HA! Yes. I would install this into a PC. That PC would output to desktop speakers.... then this card also has a subwoofer connection.
     
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    You still need a stereo amp.
     
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    I'm not sure I'm following.I have my desktop speakers (Bose Companion II). The speakers have their own power connector to outlet. The subwoofer does as well.I guess I'm just confused about what exactly is doing what...
     
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    In this case, getting a 5.1 soundcard is worthwile...provided you don't mind the expense. You could take the single audio output ( more than likely marked headphones) to a crossover that would split the signal. You can buy them for $40-100.
     

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