Powered sub with passive speakers?

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  1. John_JLtZD

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    How do you go about hooking up a powered sub to reinforce passive speakers?

    I would like to use a dls with some passive bookshelves in a HT setup but I don't think I can run the powered signal from my receiver through the sub to the mains.

    Buying a new amp for the bookshelves is not currently an option, my receiver doesn't have pre-outs anyway.

    Thanks

    John H
     
  2. Matt Nevala

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    The DLS has high level input/output for connections that dont have a RCA subwoofer output. All you have to do is run your L/R front wires from your reciever to the sub input, then run a set of speaker wires from the sub output to the bookshelves.
     
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    Thanks Matt, I hate asking such basic questions but it wasn't clear to me that the power from my receiver would be passed on to the bookshelf's without damaging the sub.

    JL
     
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    No problem. Im no expert myself, just glad i could help. One (of many) nice thing i noticed about this board is that even the simplest questions get fast responces from many nice people willing to help. I havent been a member long, but i trully appricate all the nice people here.

    Good luck with your sub, and have a nice day,
    Matt
     

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