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So I've got a handme down receiver...it's a JVC RX-555 and some Sony SS-F7000 speakers. There's no LFE/Subwoofer input on my receiver. I want to add a Dayton Sub-1200http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-629


Could I run the left/right channels into the Dayton's "Hi-Level Input" from the receiver and then the Outputs out to the SS-F7000s?
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Yes, you can. That's what they are used for actually.
    
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post

Yes, you can. That's what they are used for actually.

This.

Whatever you set the sub's crossover to, SHOULD theoretically also act as a high pass for your speakers this way as well, thus blocking below the crossover point to your speakers.

Considering your towers, probably a 40-50Hz crossover would probably be about right as my guess.
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Would it be better to have a receiver with an LFE? This receiver was free, so would it be worth dropping some $$$ for a proper new receiver?
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Would it be better to have a receiver with an LFE? This receiver was free, so would it be worth dropping some $$$ for a proper new receiver?

You can't really turn down free. wink.gif

If you're only running 2.0 / 2.1, then I wouldn't even worry about it at all honestly. LFE is really only useful (in my opinion at least), when movie watching in surround sound, because 5.1 and 7.1 tracks have that LFE channel in the audio already. If you're just using a 2.0 setup and adding a subwoofer to it, that LFE signal gets split out to the two mains anyway....which in turn is going to the sub via speaker wire.
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