upgrade receiver or sub?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Rich-R, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Rich-R

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    Newbie here in need up help. I have been scanning the various forums and have ordered a new set up ascend fronts and center (170's and a 340) to replace a set of bose. Now I am wondering if I should upgrade my sony receiver gx700es or try to make a sub for myself. My receiver only has speaker outputs for front, center and rears but no sub output. Can I just connect a sub to my front terminals along with the front speakers and put the money into building a sub? I am not sure that I can justify a new receiver to my new bride. I was lucky enough to be able to get the fronts and center as it is!!!! Thanks for all the help already. rich
     
  2. Jerry Parker

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    Unless your current receiver doesnt have dolby digital or dts capabilities, I would certainly reccomend building a subwoofer, as it will make a much bigger difference.
     
  3. Rich-R

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    The receiver does have dolby digital but not a separate sub output.
     
  4. Kyle Richardson

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    Yes, you can route the speaker wires for your front main speakers to the sub amp then from the sub amp to the mains. Of course this is assuming you use a plate amp with speaker level inputs which most do.
     

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