I will be picking up the Denon3802 soon and...

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  1. Anthony Moore

    Anthony Moore Supporting Actor

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    I would like some advice.
    Right now I am using a passive sub which is powered by my Technics 100 X 6 channel receiver. I have never needed an amp or a powered sub because the technics, as stated before has wattage for the sub already.
    But with the Denon, i will obvisouly need an amp. So, heres my question:
    Can I hookup the sub-out of the denon to the sub-in of the technics and use the amp in the technics to run my sub? I could have my technics on 6 ch at all times, but only the sub would be hooked into it. So it should work, right?
    Any thoughts at all? on anything about this setup?
    thanks
    anthony
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Use the Technics in normal conventional "Stereo" mode, hook the subout from the Denon into a normal analog 2-channel source input, like TAPE or AUX, and use that to power the subwoofer. Hooking it up like this, you should get 1/2 of the max power output from the Technics receiver.
     
  3. Anthony Moore

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    thanks a lot. i never thought of that.
    I think that will do it,, but does anyone have anymore input?
    How about the sound quality? Will it be ok?
    thanks
    anthony
     
  4. Anthony Moore

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    one more try.....anyone?
     
  5. Arthur Legardo

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    You shouldn't have a problem with the sound quality of the sub as long as you set the crossovers (either on the sub or on the Technics) low enough...depending on your mains, usually around 80Hz.
     
  6. Anthony Moore

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    My Denon arrived today! Does everyone agree that this is the best way to do this still? I would like to get the most power I canfrom the Technics.
    Thanks for the input.
    anthony
     
  7. Lewis Besze

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    Yes Patrick got it right.
    That's the best way IMO.
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