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Replacement subwoofer for onkyo onkyo hts570

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by ChrisWG, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. ChrisWG

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    Hey all, my subwoofer for my onkyo hts570 recently crapped out for no apparent reason; see this thread: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=240510.

    Can I replace it with a different bigger one, or will that mess up the sound configuration and whatnot? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

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    Hi Chris - the HT-S570 is a $200 HTiB package.. the subwoofer was probably manufactured for $25-$50 at most. Does the receiver use proprietary cabling for the subwoofer?
     
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    What Alon said - if the sub uses a standard sub preamp out or speaker level (wire) from a receiver and has its own amp, you can replace it with most any sub. If it uses a special connector, you may not be able to easily replace it.
     
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    I believe the 570 receiver is the Onkyo 302 which has a sub pre-out...you should be fine with any powered sub.
     
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    Chris, to answer your question about "or will that mess up the sound configuration and whatnot?", a sub plays a different frequency range than your other speakers, so "timbre matching" (making sure the speakers are of the same tonal quality) is not necessary. If you were replacing the other speakers, it would be very important to timbre match the LF-C-RF, less important to timbre match the L+R surrounds and (as I said) not important at all to timbre match the sub.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. What subwoofer would you recommend for about $100 or less?
     
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    Where do any of these replacement subwoofers plug into to receiver? The subwoofer out on the subwoofer is just one plug, whereas the subwoofer has two wires, like a speaker.
     
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    Most subwoofers nowdays have high level inputs (indicated by binding posts or speaker clips) and line level inputs (indicated by RCA connections) Some subs only have a mono RCA input for LFE or the left/right RCA, the left/right is more common. What you will need is a y-adapter. One with one female on one end and 2 male at the other, and a subwoofer cable. Acoustic Research should do fine for your wires.

    Sub cable (not a need asuming you still have the sub cable that came with your HTIAB.)
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1051384863197

    and the y-adapter (Bestbuy.com didn't have it, but the store probably does)
    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...ec&dcaid=17379

    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
     
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    Thanks Seth!
     

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