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I have just ordered a Yamaha TSR-700 receiver. I am currently using a Canton "Plus C" passive sub-woofer for my HT setup(current receiver Onkyo TX-SR343). Yamaha has advised me I need an amplifier to use my Canton sub-woofer with their receiver. While I love the Canton speakers they are close to 30 years old. Does it make sense to find an amplifier for the sub-woofer or should I replace it with a powered sub-woofer? Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
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IF the subwoofer's 30-yo, probably best off just buying a new one instead... even though the other Canton speakers might still be good enough for now...

Your subwoofer certainly doesn't have to be same brand... unless perhaps the other speakers are mini satellites that are actually too deficient in the upper-bass thru lower-midrange and actually need the subwoofer(s) to handle that region too (and much more closely match the satellites than usual)...

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It's not actually a subwoofer. It's a bass module, which is not the same thing. Generally it should be wired with the speakers as a single unit, then a real subwoofer added to them. The L&R speaker outputs go from the receiver to the inputs on the bass module, then out to the speakers. Then you also get a powered sub and connect it to the sub output on the receiver. You also still configure the L&R speakers and module as "Small" and run all the low bass to the sub.
 

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IF there's enough $$$ in your budget, I'd recommend just upgrading all the speakers... maybe to something like the ELAC Debut 2.0 series, which are currently on promo sale (yet again) and represent great value in budget level, quality speakers, especially at the sale pricing -- and if you buy direct from ELAC, there's probably no sales tax either... and they seem to offer excellent customer service (as that's how I bought my UniFi 2.0 LCRs + Debut 2.0 for surrounds). Keeping it at this value level since you probably weren't looking to spend that much at this point, especially given what you've probably been reasonably satisfied for so long...

And yeah, probably still best to go w/ some other internet brand for the (powered) subwoofer -- maybe SVS, Hsu or Rythmik or the like...

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Thank You John, I believe you are correct and I will take your advice.
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Thank You Man, I am going to take John Rices' advice however, I certainly appreciate your input.
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