Can you hook a powered subwoofer.........

SteveSpoon

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to your bottom of the line receiver that does not have a subwoofer port? Am looking at a Yamaha RX-385 receiver and want to run some bookshelf speakers with it, but can I add a subwoofer later? Thanks for the help.

Steve
 

Evan S

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In a word? YES.

What you have to do is make sure the subwoofer has line level inputs. What that means is that you will need to run speaker wire from the reciever to the sub, then run the wire from the sub to the bookshelf speakers. You will need to set the receiver up as having LARGE setting for your speakers and use the internal crossover in the subwoofer to set the crossover point.

This is the way to do it.
 

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Another option is to use the 'tape monitor' outputs on your old receiver and connect these to your sub.
 

Heath_R

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Is this for your Dad? What price range of reciver are you looking at? I bought the Onkyo 494 for a second system, for 289.00 you can't beat it.

I bought some Axiom M3's for my second system, but liked them so much I ordered more and set my 5.1 system up with them.
 

SteveSpoon

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Yep, just trying to get Dad's basement stereo problems solved. He doesn't want to spend much money, so am trying to find some older equipment (receiver, cd player, equalizer, and speakers) that look nice and sound good.

Steve
 

SteveSpoon

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And don't let me forget a cassette deck as well...........I had to draw the line at helping him find an 8 track player. Hey, we all have our limitations.

Steve
 

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