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I have a ghetto setup. I have a pair of logitech speakers wired to the left and right speaker of a creative T20w system. So i have 2 left speakers and 2 right speakers. I have the subwoofer connected to the right speaker. The T20w sucks and this setup makes it sound better. Any ways, I can barely hear the subwoofer. I was wondering if their was a way to make it louder. Maybe some one could help me build a amp. Maybe take a power supply out of something else and connect it to the subwoofer.
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Edited by sabbathcrazy - 5/5/11 at 12:52pm
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Yeah, unplug the speakers that don't belong with that sub.

You're pulling way more power than what ever the amp that's pushing it was designed to put out, then asking it to power a sub which needs a good amount of power itself (assuming it doesn't have a built in amp).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy;13393768 
I have a ghetto setup. I have a pair of logitech speakers wired to the left and right speaker of a creative T20w system. So i have 2 left speakers and 2 right speakers. I have the subwoofer connected to the right speaker. The T20w sucks and this setup makes it sound better. Any ways, I can barely hear the subwoofer. I was wondering if their was a way to make it louder.
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Try placing the sub in a corner on top of some foam.
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Originally Posted by fl0w3n;13393825 
Yeah, unplug the speakers that don't belong with that sub.

You're pulling way more power than what ever the amp that's pushing it was designed to put out, then asking it to power a sub which needs a good amount of power itself (assuming it doesn't have a built in amp).

I am not worried to much about pulling power from this amp. Its only 26watts but i never turn the speakers up more then half way because the T20w starts to distort.

Maybe i can make a homemade amp just for the subwoofer. I am good with electronics i just dont know how to make a amp.
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post #5 of 11
corner loading + sit closer. save for real speakers.
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Originally Posted by Tyrker;13393828 
Try placing the sub in a corner on top of some foam.

Good idea, I should put it in the corner, I just got done stuffing it with some pillow stuffing, it sounds deeper but not louder.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy;13393917 
Good idea, I should put it in the corner, I just got done stuffing it with some pillow stuffing, it sounds deeper but not louder.

Stuffing it with pillow stuffing? First I've heard of doing something like that, but if it makes it sounds better... band.gif
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post #8 of 11
The best solution is just to wire the mains (either 230v or 110v depending where you live) straight into the subwoofer terminals and then sellotape your ipod to it
post #9 of 11
wire the mids/and tops in series,this will double the impedance and half the perceived volume of the higher frequencies,as well as the wattage presented to each mid/tops box.

Then,as said already,corner load the sub and seal up the port so the bass notes are much tighter-this also gives the perception of a more pronounced sound.

Also you could fiddle with low mid to high bass frequencies too using an EQ,perception again....
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rittzy;13395118 
The best solution is just to wire the mains (either 230v or 110v depending where you live) straight into the subwoofer terminals and then sellotape your ipod to it

that equals roughly 3120w@240v(13A),50hz tone though !
i understand americans would get a slightly higher note@60hz smile.gif
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