Kenwood HTB-705DV and Subwoofers

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  1. John Suit

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    Ok, I like my Kenwood HTB-705DV. It fills my room, which is pretty small. The only thing is, I would like to get a better subwoofer. This presents a problem for the HTB-705DV, because it has the subwoofer amp built into the receiver. Is there a decent or better-than-decent sub out there which I can get to replace the non-powered subwoofer in my current system, or do I have to get an RCA conversion kit or something?

    Thanks for any help/info.
     
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    How long have you had the 705 John?
     
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    I've had it since Wednesday night [nov. 6]

    I got it at Circuit City.
     
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    Great John. Can I make a suggestion? Go ahead and take the 705 back and trade it in for the Kenwood 505 or the Onkyo 650. I know it will be a pain but you will find that rout worth it. Mail me if you have any questions concerning? I will be glad to give you any answers I can.
     
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    Thanks, but (A) What do I tell Circuit City when I go to return it, and (B) why the Kenwood 505, is it because of the powered sub only?
    After listening to the system for a few days, it really isn't bad, especially considering the small size of the room it's in.
    Also, I have an RCA conversion kit, which I could put to good use hooking it up to a powered sub [I think].
     
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    Taking it back would be no problem but you have other ideas and I understand. I started out with the 504 and was very pleased. I have a habit of jumping in when Kenwood systems or HTiB are brought up. I recommend them all the time and appreciate the forum for recommending the 504 to me. I tried to stay away from your Thread but did not make it. I once again understand.
     
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    Oh, thank YOU! I appreciate all the help I have been given so far on this forum!

    I have one more question though:

    Since the receiver has a 100 watt amp built in for the sub, are there any replacement subs I could get that would do nicely with 100 watts of power input? Something that isn't powered by its own amp, but instead is powered by the Kenwood Receiver's amp?

    Thanks!
     
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    What would your budget be and your selection will be very limited. I have herd of the SVS-CS running off of 100watts. Definitely a league ahead of the ken sub. I doubt if the built in amp on the Ken really puts out a 100 though. But I think it should still do well compared. Ask Tom V or maybe a few cs owners will chime in and give you a better Idea what it would take to get one off the ground?
     
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    My budget could be whatever I want it to be :c)

    Right now [since I purchased the 705] the budget is limited, but in a couple weeks or so, most likely around Xmas, the budget will be better :c)

    Do you have any info on this SVS, or any of the other subs which will work with my 705?

    Also, what about a "line driver"? I have heard of these things for cars, do they have them for home audio? If so, that would make things great, since a line driver could be used to boost the signal going to the sub.
     
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    SVS banner at the top of Forum page and you would need to ask SVS if this is a option? You would need to know OHM output of ken amp. You can download the SVS CS subwoofer manual to. I think it has some info in it that might be of interest to you. Good luck!
     

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