Old Stereo Receiver

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  1. Jassen M. West

    Jassen M. West Supporting Actor

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    Does anybody know if i can do anything with an old 100 wpc stereo receiver? Is there a way to integrate it with my home theater? I remember reading some posts about using old receivers to power subs, maybe i'm wrong though.
    thanks,
    Jay
     
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    Yes, you can use an old stereo receiver to power a passive sub. SVS makes subs that were designed with this type of thing in mind.
    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/svpassivesubs.htm
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    OK, now how would i use it to power an SVS sub and is it as good as getting a powered sub?
    Also how would i get it to power my rears and what is the advantage of having powered rears?
    sorry for all the questions but i have been bitten by the home theater bug and want to keep improving the sound and the way things work.
    thanks again,
    Jay
     
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    If it has Dolby ProLogic, you can use it to decode and power a rear center channel speaker.
     
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    To power a sub- run a single RCA IC from the sub out of the HT receiver to any input on the receiver except phono (right or left). Say "aux". Then run speaker wires from the receiver to the unpowered sub. Turn the balance all the way to the appropirate side.
     
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    Thanks everyone, i think i'm going to with the SVS 16-46CS and power it with my old receiver. Tom from SVS sent me a reply also and said it will work nicely.
    thanks again,
    jay
     

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