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kyle ^_^

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Hey guys, just signed up on the forum, it looks great! Ok well i recently just bought a Pioneer HTD-330DV home theater in a box setup. Its not the best, but so far I love it and since i got it for $179 im very pleased. My only concern is that the subwoofer wont keep my Bass needs happy for long. The subwoofer is run off the recievers amp, and the reciever has no subwoofer output. Thus to replace it, i would have to use the speaker level inputs, correct? Will this degrade the sound a great deal? Is there any other method i could use? Also what subwoofer would be good in the $200-$300 range? I like the 12" JBL from J&R for $269 shipped... are there any better options? I've had a few different subs back in the day with my 2.1 setup. I had a KLH 10" (pretty much junk), a JBL PB10 which was pretty nice, and a 12" 300watt RMS sub which was awesome, although i cant remember the brand name. It was some wierd name that i got from Abe's of Maine, one which they dont seem to carry any more. Anyway enough of my rambling. Any opinons would be appreciated :D
 

Kevin_T

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Look in my post "Need More Bass". There are some good opinions in there and we are looking for pretty much the same thing. Fred K has the JBL 12 '' so he can probably tell you what he thinks!
 

kyle ^_^

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Yep i read your thread, Thank you :) I was mostly wondering how much using the speaker level inputs will degrade the sound quality, and how it will affect the frequency response of the subwoofer.
 

SethH

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It shouldn't affect the frequency response, but (I think) you'll only get the bass information for the two front (L and R)channels. There may be a way around this with some avr's, but I doubt there is with the avr that came with your system.
 

kyle ^_^

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Yes i doubt that as well... I wish the AVR came with a subwoofer out jack :frowning:

Hmm actually wait.... It should work fine now that i think about it! Since the subwoofer is run off the AVR's amplifier, there is of course a speaker level subwoofer output on the AVR, to power the sub of course. If i use this on the speaker level input of the new sub, it should receive all the audio information, just like the sub that came with the system... Im correct in thinking this?
 

paul clipsel

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The STF-2 demo I heard earlier this year was super and if your in that $350 budget range I don't think you can do better commercially. My VTF-3MK2 is simply an awesome sub and its understandable why the talk is so positive around Hsu models.

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Nathan W.

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For about $350 shipped you can get one of THESE 88 pound Borg cubes that are built like a brick (15" driver). I have one and it is powerful. Plus, it goes very deep. Too bad these Fosgate subs went virtually unnoticed.
 

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