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I am thinking about getting a Dayton 12" sub for my 2.1 computer audio setup and was wondering if you can use the speaker output if you use the RCA input. This is the sub.

Current setup: Fluance SX6 Bookshelf speaker pair, Yamaha 5.1 receiver, Yamaha 8" down firing sub. The reason as to why I want to get a new sub is because they are part of my father's home theater system, and I do not want to take them with me to college and risk anything happening to them. That and there is no room in my dorm room for a receiver.

The new setup will consist of a pair of Fluance SX6 bookshelf speakers (already have), a LP-2020A+ Lepai Tripath ([already owned] that will be used if I cannot use the speaker out put on the sub), and hopefully a sub.

I do not really like the sound of the Tripath compared to my 5.1 Yamaha receiver from an old HTIB set, and I feel like it wouldn't be hard for the sub's speaker out to outperform the Tripath.

As an aside, are their any subs in the $120 range that would be better to get than this sub (looking at it because of the price and the fact that I have seen it recommended before on OCN before).

Thanks,
-JMT
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darnit. so umm.. I take it this isn't yours then



seriously though, sound is so subjective it's really hard to say. Personally I;d get the one you like the sound of.
Edited by bombastinator - 9/26/13 at 7:49pm
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

darnit. so umm.. I take it this isn't yours then



seriously though, sound is so subjective it's really hard to say. Personally I;d get the one you like the sound of.
Lolol, if only I could have my one of those subs!

I wish I could go see (hear?) one in peson, but sadly it is going to be hard to find somewhere local that sells Dayton equipment (or decent audio equipment in general). I took a chance on the Fluance speakers and they have been great so far!
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Subs aren't meant to power speakers like that, you would still need an amp to feed into the high level inputs.
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Originally Posted by DrGroove View Post

Subs aren't meant to power speakers like that, you would still need an amp to feed into the high level inputs.
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Guess I have to use the Tripath, oh well.

Thanks for the info. Will probably get the sub still just because I still need one.
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