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Subwoofer hook up on an older receiver?


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Brandon[C]

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Posted January 01 2004 - 12:02 PM

Hey guys I've got an older (about 8 years old) receiver, and I love its sound. However, now that I want to add a subwoofer, a problem has presented itself. The receiver has no subwoofer input. Is their any other way to hook up a sub, or do I have to get a new receiver? FYI the sub I wanted to get was a Klipsch KSW-10 since I can get such a good deal on it...

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Chris_Morris

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Posted January 01 2004 - 12:09 PM

If the sub has it, run the main l/r outputs to the sub, then from the sub to the speakers. Chris

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Brandon[C]

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Posted January 01 2004 - 01:48 PM

One more thing, will the subwoofer sound good hooked up this way? Or would getting a new receiver be the better choice?

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   John S

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Posted January 02 2004 - 03:47 AM

New receiver time..... It is not just the sub out either... New HT receivers with all the newer processing are just better. Especially when there are quite respectable 6.1 Receivers out there for well under $200....

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   ChrisLazarko

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Posted January 02 2004 - 02:24 PM

Well it sounds like it's just a stereo reciever John and if the reciever does a good job at what it is powering now I would see no reason just to hook it into the L/R inputs/outputs on the subwoofer, sounds fine to me, i've done it before and it sounds just as good as if you were using the sub-out jack.




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