Passive Sub Hook-up

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by RobertDO, May 26, 2005.

  1. RobertDO

    RobertDO Auditioning

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    Can a passive sub be hooked up to the left and right front terminals and be effective. Would I need to run two wires from + and two from - or something different. Thanks
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    That won't work, don't try it, you might fry your receiver.

    You need an amplifier. Go from the pre-out to the amplifier, then to the passive sub.
     
  3. John Garcia

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    It will work, but it will also draw a lot of current from your receiver. I would also recommend an amp or old receiver to drive the sub the way Philip said.
     

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