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Helloo, well i currently have DAV-DZ830w and it is connected to the PS3 via optical. When i play for example, Die Hard 4.0 Blu-Ray, the quality of the sound is not what i expected as this is a new system that i have purchased.

Also when i'm playing songs, the bass response seems so low and I don't feel the "song" if you know what i'm trying to say? Would it be a good idea to buy an active subwoofer? Also how would i connect it as on the internet i dont see enough "ports" to connect my 5.1 system.

Lol, well basically i'm looking into a new amplifier as the built in amp in this dvd player doesn't seem to be that good and i'm in need of some advice of which amp to buy that would also be good for my PS3. I heard Onkyo is good? A
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Sherwood is good, and they're fairly cheap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&name=SHERWOOD
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Onkyo, Denon, Yamaha's RX line, Outlaw audio, NAD, etc, etc are all very good companies. A new receiver will ultimately depend on your budget.

Do you have any good pictures of the back of your current receiver? I was unable to find anything on the web. Even if you don't have a subwoofer pre-out, you could still find an active subwoofer that has speaker-level inputs and use those to connect the sub to the Sony receiver.
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Onkyo, Harmon Kardon, and Denon are all very good brands. Also, there are some very good Yamaha receivers that are extremely well priced (the RX series).

I don't know anything about that system that you have as far as the sound quality or bass goes. It looks like it should put out plenty of power, though...
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I can take pictures now of my current setup, bare with me.
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You should be able to use high-level inputs on a separate subwoofer.

What sort of budget are you looking at?
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Based on the looks of your system, it is designed to be used only with what it came with. Meaning it's not really upgradeable and you get what you get. You can get a new receiver, but then you'd have to buy a new sub since the sub that comes with your system is passive and new receivers don't have a channel for subs, they only come with a pre-out for an active sub. It probably would be too powerful for your speakers and it would be noticeable that they are not made of high quality components.

Adding an active sub to your existing system would be a bit of a task but very possible. You would need a sub that has high level inputs/outputs which aren't usually found on entry level subs. If your speaker wire is fixed to your current speakers you would have to splice the cables and put the sub in between the receiver and the speaker, only on the front two. A sub with high level inputs would be similar to this


My recomendation would be to try and calibrate the speakers and play around with the position of the speakers and sub a bit. Maybe try corner loading the sub to get a little more boom out of it. The other alternative would be to buy a normal receiver and piece together a new system. This would be more expensive but it would probably give you the results that you are looking for.
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You should be able to use high-level inputs on a separate subwoofer.

What sort of budget are you looking at?
Right now money isn't really an issue. But the MAX I would spend would be 700 but I dont think it will go that high?
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post #10 of 14
Oh man, for that price grab a new receiver and sub. Heck, you're almost looking at selling off what you have and buying a new complete system.
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