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pro logic receiver as sub-amp?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Amayao, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. Mark Amayao

    Mark Amayao Stunt Coordinator

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    i was thinkin of doing a simple DIY sub project and wondering if it were possible to take the sub pre-out on my DD/DTS RECEIVER (PIONEER VSX-D810S), split it and run the DPL RECEIVER (PIONEER VSX-D512S) in stereo, and hook them up to two 8 inch subs/drivers. Seems possible, just unsure of what to expect as far as sound quality. I think right now LOUD and HARD is fine. im bored and if this project yields good results they may be a keeper. i was just curious and have some spare time on my hands. the drivers by the way are from my Cerwin-Vega towers (college speakers) and I have since purchased Energy Connesseiurs consisting of c-5's c-3's cc1-center x 2 for 6.1... may eventually upgrade to either strda4es or rxv-3300 for a receiver ....
     
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    I used an old HK stereo rec for my first SVS and it worked great, but the dedicated amps I got later on were the real ticket.

    The CV woofers you are using may require some extensive box engineering / EQ to yield good bass.

    Good Luck!
     
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    I'm using my Sony DPL rcvr to power my SVS 20-39cs sub at the moment. It works, but I expect it would have more oomph if I had something better.
     
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    Hey, Mark, I met you in the store a couple of weeks ago. Did you get the e-mail with the DIY sub links?

    Answering your question - it sure would be worth a try, since you already own everything. I suspect the CV drivers will be the limiting factor on deep bass, rather than your amplification.

    Peter
     
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    Zac,

    You said that you are using a Sony DPL receiver as an amp for your sub. How exactly did you run the wires for that? I am curious because I would like to do the same.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
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    I've used older stereo receivers in the past to power my passive subs. Just take the subout from your 5.1 receiver and run it into a right or left input (aux/tape etc) to the old receiver...set the receiver in stereo mode...and run the r or l speaker out to the sub. I agree a dedicated amp will provide higher and tighter bass levels.
     
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    I use a Pioneer VSX9300s 130w x2 to run my DIY 15" subs, Works great but I have been eying over a 250w sub plate amp!

    Wes
     
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    That's exactly how my system is hooked up and it sounds great. A year or so ago I bought two passive subs on Ubid and I'm powering them with an older Kenwood DPL unit. I would have had to pay many times what I did to get this much bass from a powered sub.
     
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    My KLH amp went out about 2 weeks ago. I'm using my old Onkyo TX-SV646 to power my sub now. It sounds better than it did before. Thanks guys!!!! My Yamaha R-V905 is pushing the Onkyo TX-SV646 very well.
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