Can I upgrade my subwoofer?

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  1. chris west

    chris west Auditioning

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    Please excuse my ultimate noobiness!

    I have a HTiB set-up, Sony DAV-BC150. Now I am no audio fanatic but do enjoy some quality sound. Unfortunately, the subwoofer supplied with this system is almost unheard. I swear, sometimes I don't think it's even working! I would like to upgrade my subwoofer to Dayton's 100w sub (seems like a damn good deal at $125). My problem is that the current sub has a "clip" style plug into the receiver (similar to a phone-line plug). I noticed that a true subwoofer cable has a different connector. Does this mean I cannot use a different sub?

    Can someone PM me so I can give someone the link to the back of my receiver. I cannot post it until I have 15 posts, ugh.

    Thank you for your patience!
    Chris
     
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    If it has any kind of analog audio outputs (RCA) you should be able to use another sub.

    If not, and all the other speakers only have a similar type of proprietary connection (plugs rather than spring clips), you probably will not be able to use a different sub without splicing into the wires, which I would not recommend.

    E-mail me the link.
     
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    Email send, Thank you!

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    what about the cable itself. what does the other end (the end that connects to the sub) look like?

    worse case, it's just speaker wire with a fancy connector on one end... you cut the sub-end of the cable and feed it into the left-speaker input of your new sub.
     
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    No dice... the wire goes directly into the sub. In fact, I have no idea what the sub-sided input looks like since the wire goes straight through the back panel.

    On a positive note, I adjusted my speaker levels around and my sub is noticably louder now. This system will be fine for now while i'm at an apartment. When time comes to move into a house i'll move up in the stereo dept.

    Chris
     

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