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Connecting speakers directly to a subwoofer.


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#1 of 8 erew99

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Posted March 29 2013 - 05:28 AM

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.../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?



#2 of 8 schan1269

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Posted March 29 2013 - 07:06 AM

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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Posted March 29 2013 - 07:25 AM

Okay, so I probably need something like this:
http://www.newegg.co...82E16829132020R



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Posted March 29 2013 - 08:39 AM

No. You need an amplifier for the other speakers. Any amplifer created in the last 140 years.

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Posted March 29 2013 - 11:32 AM

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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Posted March 29 2013 - 11:38 AM

You still need a stereo amp.

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Posted March 29 2013 - 11:52 AM

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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Posted March 29 2013 - 11:59 AM

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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