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jagerdrinker
05-18-2008, 09:28 PM
I bought a new receiver for the house today, but it has on a single-pronged input for the subwoofer. My question is simple, my old subwoofer has a red and black output, and is not suitable for connection. How do fix it so that it will work correctly without blowing out an amp, or is that possible? I'm an idiot when it comes to these things, so try to keep it on my level of stupidity, please.

Lzen
05-19-2008, 09:01 AM
I bought a new receiver for the house today, but it has on a single-pronged input for the subwoofer. My question is simple, my old subwoofer has a red and black output, and is not suitable for connection. How do fix it so that it will work correctly without blowing out an amp, or is that possible? I'm an idiot when it comes to these things, so try to keep it on my level of stupidity, please.

It would probably be helpful if you could post pics of the connections/connectors in question. In the meantime, I would recommend taking that thing to a local audio store and asking some pros.

Baby Lee
05-19-2008, 09:07 AM
I bought a new receiver for the house today, but it has on a single-pronged input for the subwoofer. My question is simple, my old subwoofer has a red and black output, and is not suitable for connection. How do fix it so that it will work correctly without blowing out an amp, or is that possible? I'm an idiot when it comes to these things, so try to keep it on my level of stupidity, please.

I'm going to try and read the tea leaves here.
Sounds like your new receiver has an LFE RCA output, but your subwoofer only accepts a line level input.
First, is this correct.
Second, does the sub have its own amplifier?

jagerdrinker
05-20-2008, 07:03 AM
Thanks for the advice, you were both correct...the old HTIAB subwoofer was an LG that was connected (unpowered) via speaker cable. The new Sony receiver doesn't have hook-ups like that. I'm going to have to get a new sub, but that's good, because I've had my eye on this Polk sub that thunders. Does anyone have any suggestions for a subwoofer under $300.00?

Baby Lee
05-20-2008, 09:45 AM
Thanks for the advice, you were both correct...the old HTIAB subwoofer was an LG that was connected (unpowered) via speaker cable. The new Sony receiver doesn't have hook-ups like that. I'm going to have to get a new sub, but that's good, because I've had my eye on this Polk sub that thunders. Does anyone have any suggestions for a subwoofer under $300.00?

If you can handle the price bump you'll never regret going with these

http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-cyl-pcpow.cfm

They are to ANY $300 subwoofer what a Mercedes is to a Yugo, and compete with subs 2-3X the price. Go check out some $1500 subs and see how what your looking at compares.

jagerdrinker
05-20-2008, 02:10 PM
So do you think they'd work in a room that's roughly 18 x 40 with a hardwood floor and a vaulted ceiling?

phisherman
05-20-2008, 02:18 PM
check this site, http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2-mk3.html

VERY good subs.

maybe the vtf-1 or vtf-2

Joe Seahawk
05-20-2008, 02:20 PM
I recently got this one.. I likey!


http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/540449874?v_c=GoogleBase

Baby Lee
05-20-2008, 03:06 PM
So do you think they'd work in a room that's roughly 18 x 40 with a hardwood floor and a vaulted ceiling?

That big of a room and you'll DEFINITELY want to go with something more powerful than $300 will buy.

I swear by all that is holy. Subwoofers are the one place that you don't want to skimp. You'll still spend a good chunk of change on something that just bellows some distorted semi-lows. The SVSs and the HSUs give you excellent value by putting resources into solid design and concentration on true bass [as opposed to boomy mid-lows].

Shag
05-20-2008, 11:12 PM
If you can handle the price bump you'll never regret going with these

http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-cyl-pcpow.cfm

They are to ANY $300 subwoofer what a Mercedes is to a Yugo, and compete with subs 2-3X the price. Go check out some $1500 subs and see how what your looking at compares.

+1

I bought one of the first SVS CS-Plus subwoofers off the line (probably 5-6 years ago, if not longer), and am still loving it today. Having a quality sub makes a world of difference, and isn't something you should skimp on, if you're serious about your sound...

foxman
05-21-2008, 02:07 PM
+1
Having a quality sub makes a world of difference, and isn't something you should skimp on, if you're serious about your sound...


:clap:

I have a SVS (20-39PC+). Have had it for a while and never for one moment had problems, regretted it and never thought I could have found more sub for even twice the cost of mine.

Literally.

http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/41379/1218021922044176181S425x425Q85.jpghttp://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/39940/1225842576044176181S425x425Q85.jpg

jagerdrinker
05-22-2008, 11:35 PM
Thanks for the info, all. I've talked with a rep at Hsu Research,and I'm still torn on which option to go with. The SVS look nice, and I've read raves about the HSU, I don't think I can go wrong with either, I just need to decide how much I'm going to spend.