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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   trevortom

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Posted April 28 2012 - 09:37 AM

Im soon to be buying this subwoofer ( http://www.guitarcen...003-i1153311.gc ) and i do not want to purchase an amp if i do not have too. will this receiver ( http://www.bestbuy.c...45043&cp=1&lp=4 ) be able to power the subwoofer?

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Marko Berg

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Posted April 28 2012 - 10:36 AM

That's a passive (unpowered) monitor speaker, not a subwoofer. It's not designed to output low frequency sound such as is found on DVD and Blu-Ray soundtracks. I don't know what kind of inputs the speaker has, but it will not work correctly as a subwoofer with the Yamaha receiver, if at all.

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Posted April 28 2012 - 10:42 AM

could you link me to something cheap that will be able to power it? And that speaker has a 12" woofer, stated in the specifications.

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Posted April 28 2012 - 10:54 AM

It may have a 12" woofer but it's still a two-way speaker, NOT a subwoofer. It's not intended for home theater use, and it's extremely unlikely you could make it work in a home theater setup at all. You need to look into powered subwoofers that will work with the Yamaha receiver you linked to.

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Posted April 28 2012 - 10:57 AM

My friend uses two of the exact same speakers, JUST in his room. He has some old radio receiver thing, and it works.

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Posted April 28 2012 - 11:08 AM

I'm sure those things can be made to output sound from an older receiver (although I'd check the impedance requirements of the receiver before plugging them in). However, a home theater receiver playing back a digital 5.1 soundtrack from a DVD or Blu-Ray source is entirely different. An unpowered two-way speaker is NOT the same as a powered subwoofer. It cannot be used to correctly play back the LFE channel information (the .1) in a home theater receiver setup, with or without external amplification. Anyway, I'll let someone else take over the arguing, I'm done here.

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Posted April 28 2012 - 11:12 AM

I was not arguing. just simply trying to get info. Sorry if it seemed like i was. Last question: will that receiver work with this? http://www.amazon.co..._pr_product_top

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Posted April 28 2012 - 11:18 AM

No problem, it just seemed to me that your mind was set on an unsuitable product no matter what. Yes that subwoofer would work, however I know nothing about the quality of that brand or specific product. But a powered subwoofer is exactly what you need for that receiver.

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Posted April 28 2012 - 12:38 PM

do you have any recommended powered subwoofers? at a reasonable price to please.

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Posted April 28 2012 - 01:47 PM

 
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Originally Posted by trevortom /t/320361/unpowered-subwoofer#post_3920903 do you have any recommended powered subwoofers? at a reasonable price to please.
  Trevor:   Welcome to the HTF.   It would be a lot easier to get recommendations on powered subwoofers if you gave us a budget.  Subwoofers can range wildly in price and it would make it a lot easier for us if we knew how much you were willing to spend.

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