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So I just got my speakers and amp and starting to set them up. I have a harman/kardon sub ts14 that is 300 watts that is from our surround system that we don't use. I want to connect it but I don't have a adapter so I can't connect it to my computer. The sub has its own plug so would it be ok to connect the output of the amp to the sub and and connect the speakers to the sub's output?

amp:


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Edited by dezahp - 8/11/11 at 1:26pm
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Ok, IF im understanding you right, the amp has output to whatever device you want right? and your speakers connect to the amp to give them power? so this is how you would set it up.
plug the speakers into the amp.
plug the amp into the wall.
run an analog output from the amp to the computer.
test.
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Well nvm it just seems like I'm just confusing myself and making things seem more complicated.
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OK just follow my steps and it should work fine. do you have an aux cable? cause that amp had a headphone jack on the front.
step one. plug an aux cable from the front of the amp into the green jack on the back of the computer.

step two, plug the speakers into the amp.

step three plug the amp into the wall.

done.
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Ok well my question is how would I connect the subwoofer?
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Does the amp have an open plug for it? or is it an sub that plugs straight into the wall? (pre amped?)
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post #7 of 8
Ah little T-amp i love those Just use high level input on sub via speaker wire from amp speaker out to sub i guess

Then use high level output from sub to speakers via speaker wire
Edited by trog - 8/11/11 at 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by dezahp View Post
The sub has its own plug so would it be ok to connect the output of the amp to the sub and and connect the speakers to the sub's output?
Your amp will only filter noise and increase the amplitude of your desired signal to create another output. It will not distinguish what your output signal is going into. Being that your sub has its own power source, you don't have to worry about the output of the amp having a large enough amplitude to drive it. Your sub is already set up with a circuit that will distinguish the mid to high frequencies and send them to the speaker output on the back of the casing while maintaining the low frequencies for the bass.

In short, your idea will work.

If this doesn't work, my guess is that it would be due to non-matching impedance of the output of the amp and input of the sub.
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