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I'm looking to get a nice powered sub to pair with my M-Audio AV40's. Can I just use a

to output from my Sabertooth X58's onboard sub out to the dual RCA line level in the sub?
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Does the speakers have a LFE input?
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My speakers have left and right RCA line in and TRS line in.

By the way, right now I have the AV40's hooked up using my sound card's 3.5mm left/right out into the RCA line in.
Edited by aznofazns - 5/22/11 at 12:02am
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Will a basic 3.5mm to dual RCA cable have sub-par audio quality?
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Will a basic 3.5mm to dual RCA cable have sub-par audio quality?
No, it'll be totally fine. You won't hear any difference.
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Hmmm okay. I think I'll just do that then. Do you guy have any sub recommendations? My budget is $150 tops. I don't need a hugely powerful sub since this is mostly going to be for music. I just want deep, punchy, tight bass that can rattle a medium-sized bedroom. The smaller the better, without sacrificing medium-volume sound quality.

I have a Polk PSW10 that I'll test with my AV40's tomorrow. It's hooked up to my home theater right now and sounds awful at higher volumes. It rattles horribly and sounds very sloppy, but that's to be expected for a 50W sub. How is the PSW110?

Keep in mind I've been using a Z-2300 for almost 3 years. I would like a better sub for music.
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The Dayton SUB 100 and 120 are good for the price. They seem to be selling at a rather inflated price right now though. The Polk would do in a pinch but I've heard it and wasn't all that impressed.
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Hmmm okay. I think I'll just do that then. Do you guy have any sub recommendations? My budget is $150 tops. I don't need a hugely powerful sub since this is mostly going to be for music. I just want deep, punchy, tight bass that can rattle a medium-sized bedroom. The smaller the better, without sacrificing medium-volume sound quality.

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Keep in mind I've been using a Z-2300 for almost 3 years. I would like a better sub for music.
Try to steer away from Polk subs. I have their Monitor series, but subs aren't exactly their selling point. The Dayton SUB-100/120, as well as the BIC V-1020, and the Velodyne DX-10/11 are popular among the folks at AVS forum. Link #1 Link #2
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They're the same price shipped. Any suggestions?
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Razer Diamondback Ratpadz GS Dell AY410 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 970 @ 4.225GHz w/ 1.344v, HT On Gigabyte X58A-OC 2 x HD 6950 2GB CrossfireX (Unlocked Shaders) 3 x 4GB Samsung MV-3V4G3/US @ 2028 9-10-10-25 1.6v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 180GB 2 x WD6400AAKS in RAID 0 WD300GLSA16100 short-stroked to 48.8GB Prolimatech Megahalems 
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Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 HP ZR30w ABS M1 Seasonic X-650 
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Lian Li V2120X Razer Diamondback 3G Steelseries 4D M-Audio BX5a Deluxe 
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Samson SR850 VSonic GR07 MDPC-X sleeving 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2550K @ 4.2GHz w/ 1.256v Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Visiontek Radeon HD4870 512MB 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD5000BEKT Lite-On DC-8A4SH Slot-loading DVD Burner Corsair H60 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 OEM HP keyboard Seasonic X-750 Silverstone TJ08-E 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech LX3 Ratpadz GS Audioengine 5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i3 530 @ 3.813GHz w/ 1.176v Asus P7H55D-M EVO Sapphire HD 5670 512MB @ 815/1025 2 x 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600 9-9-9-24 
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Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master GeminII S Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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Dell S2009W Saitek Eclipse OCZ ModXStream 500W Lian Li V351R 
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Razer Diamondback Ratpadz GS Dell AY410 
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