Passive sub off of RXV-1400 rear channels?

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  1. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

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    Ok I am going to email ron tonight concerning this, unless he sees this post but I also want input from you guys. Could I get a 16-46CS+ and run it off an open channel on my Yamaha RXV-1400? It says on SVS's website... if you have an old receiver you could use it as an amp, because our subs are so effeicent.
     
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    You need a decent amount of power to run a big sub. Driving a passive sub off your receiver will draw a lot of current from the receiver, leaving less headroom for the rest of your speakers. You would be much better off getting a used receiver to power the sub. SVS is saying if you have an old receiver that will be used to drive the sub only.
     
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    And remember the subs are 4ohm loads and will tax an amp even more. I know my older Yamaha doesn't recommend using 4ohm speakers, yours might have similar warning? I think you'll want a good 300W to drive the SVS properly, and that ain't gonna happen with an AVR.
     
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    Ok thats about what I figured. My receiver can handle a 4ohm load and the sub would only be a 25-31cs. But sounds like its not a good idea. [​IMG]

    Thanks guys.
     

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