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Hi, I am looking to start building a computer sound system/home theater for music and movies. One of my buddies is selling this sub [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA"]Amazon.com: Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black): Electronics[/ame] for $70. Right now I have a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 and I was going to try and see if it'd be worth the money to upgrade. I also have a few questions: will I be able to use my speakers from my pro media on this sub? Would I be able to hook up a few of my speakers from my stereo? Just trying to see what I can hook up to this and stuff like that.
    
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Yeah subwoofers don't tend to have proprietory connectors unless you've got a Logitech or any other crap branded thing. You should be fine in terms of compatibility.

Polk Audio are a perfectly respectable company. Sub looks fine in itself, appears to be sturdy, but I wouldn't put it past myself if I ran into problems later on with it.

Really I would keep saving and get something more middle-high end rather than low-middle end such as that Polk there, you'll have less problems with it in the long run, if any at all.

Hope that helps.
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The PSW10 is a terrible sub even for that price.

You can't hook up speakers to it.

The sub doesn't provide power directly to them. You would need a separate amp for them.

How much were you looking to spend?
    
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I'm not really looking to upgrade, it was just that a buddy of mine was selling it and I was going to see if it'd be worth the money. As of right now I don't really need to upgrade, but I'm just keeping my eye open for deals.
    
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It's not an amp for speakers. It powers itself.
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I'm not really looking to upgrade, it was just that a buddy of mine was selling it and I was going to see if it'd be worth the money. As of right now I don't really need to upgrade, but I'm just keeping my eye open for deals.

Well I guess just stick with what you have then. If you are trying to only upgrade the sub, then that would require you to purchase more equipment. An amp specifically.

Too big of a sub then that would require larger woofer drivers to keep all the bass from overpowering the speakers.
    
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