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Is it safe to hook the subwoofer up to a main speaker terminal?


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#1 of 4 1122334

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Posted June 14 2009 - 02:16 PM

My amp Yamaha RX-V620 takes a powered sub only, and the sub I got with my Toshiba speaker system is not powered, so I hooked it up to one of the four main speaker terminals. I'm getting more bass, but the sub is also playing a majority of the audio. Is this safe or did I just speed up death of my new subwoofer?

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Posted June 14 2009 - 08:05 PM

You really didn't have to start two more new threads relating to your sub issue ...

Anyway, I see that your speaker system is basically the typical junky speakers from a HTiB system. I'd return them, if I were you, and get a proper system, if you are really tight on budget get something like the Energy Take 5 classic for a bit less than $400 or Klipsch HD300 for ~$300. If you have even less than that, there are some speaker packages from Yamaha that are probably OK. All of these should give better results than the Toshiba set.

The current system -- the sub really doesn't qualify as a sub, 7" driver claimed response only down to 40 hz, it's really a "woofer" not a "subwoofer". Plus it's rated 4 ohm impedance, running it on your mains may draw too much current and shutdown your receiver at higher volumes. And no crossover to keep the high frequencies out ... if you had another amp you could run it off your subwoofer out, but it's really not worth the effort for these speakers.

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Posted June 14 2009 - 08:58 PM

Well, I have too seperate questions relating to the sub and I thought maybe if I used two seperate threads I would get more of a response.

My amp's impendance can be set to either 4ohm or 8ohm. It's set to 4 right now, if that makes the issue better.

Trust me, lol, this system s only temperary while I save for a better than amazing speaker system. I only paid $80 for this system on eBay. Just something to give me some good sound for a short time while I save.

So, for my amp which is a Yamaha RX-V620, what are some good speakers I could buy for a price somewhere between $800-$1000? Of course, I'll probably try to find them online somewhere used, but in great working condition.

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Posted June 15 2009 - 06:50 PM

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Well, I have too seperate questions relating to the sub and I thought maybe if I used two seperate threads I would get more of a response.

My amp's impendance can be set to either 4ohm or 8ohm. It's set to 4 right now, if that makes the issue better.

Trust me, lol, this system s only temperary while I save for a better than amazing speaker system. I only paid $80 for this system on eBay. Just something to give me some good sound for a short time while I save.

So, for my amp which is a Yamaha RX-V620, what are some good speakers I could buy for a price somewhere between $800-$1000? Of course, I'll probably try to find them online somewhere used, but in great working condition.

And it probably is handling pretty well for the $80.