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...that subwoofer cannot power speakers. The only subs that have that ability are ones sold in integrated systems. Stand-alone subs are not designed for that ability, because frankly it's a waste of space.
so what are the rear connectors for?
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post #12 of 22
It's to apply a crossover filter on a line level signal in order to level match the output of your speakers and subwoofer. It's nothing more than a passive crossover circuit.

If you want to try powering your speakers with it, feel free to try
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post #13 of 22
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It's to apply a crossover filter on a line level signal in order to level match the output of your speakers and subwoofer. It's nothing more than a passive crossover circuit.

If you want to try powering your speakers with it, feel free to try
ok thanks. and i dont really wanna "TRY" and then be stuck with no receiver and pretty desk ornaments

ima hit up sound advice and best buy tomorrow after work and look around an play with stuff
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anyone one else. i still needa find a stereo receiver/amp
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post #15 of 22
I have those exact speakers and sub, and they're quite good in my opinion. My entire system cost a little over $300, since I bought my receiver used for $100 on Amazon. Getting a used receiver would be your best bet -- took me a few months before I found that deal.
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post #16 of 22
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I have those exact speakers and sub, and they're quite good in my opinion. My entire system cost a little over $300, since I bought my receiver used for $100 on Amazon. Getting a used receiver would be your best bet -- took me a few months before I found that deal.
what receiver did you get(and what sub did you get psw10 or psw110)
i was looking at these from newegg since there the cheapest, and the onkyo 8255 is the only one with decent reviews online.
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I have the PSW10, and my receiver is the Harman/Kardon AVR 140. I got really lucky with the deal though -- I basically checked Amazon.com for receivers in the $100-ish price range every day for over a month until I found this one. (The next lowest price for this particular model was around $250 used and it didn't include the remote.)

If you're buying new, the Newegg items you mentioned should do the trick too. Even the cheap Sherwood with the aforementioned speakers will sound better than a set of computer speakers, and if you don't intend to build a surround sound system, a stereo amplifier or receiver will do fine.

This is where the speaker-level inputs on the sub come in -- most stereo amps and receivers do not have a dedicated subwoofer output.
Edited by nookkin - 6/13/10 at 9:01pm
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If you like bass, and wanna spend as little as possible, (I am sure I will get flamed for this...) I would go with a Logitech Z-2300 set. I got mine off EBay for 90 bucks shipped(refurb) and it sounds great to me. It has good midrange and nice highs, but the bass is the best part of it. Just my 2 cents...
    
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post #19 of 22
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This is where the speaker-level inputs on the sub come in -- most stereo amps and receivers do not have a dedicated subwoofer output.
what speaker inputs? and how would i go about wiring it?

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If you like bass, and wanna spend as little as possible, (I am sure I will get flamed for this...) I would go with a Logitech Z-2300 set. I got mine off EBay for 90 bucks shipped(refurb) and it sounds great to me. It has good midrange and nice highs, but the bass is the best part of it. Just my 2 cents...
iv listened to the 2300s and they are little better then my current dell speakers. its not worth the money to upgrade to those for me
Edited by Anthony360 - 6/13/10 at 9:20pm
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If you like bass, and wanna spend as little as possible, (I am sure I will get flamed for this...) I would go with a Logitech Z-2300 set. I got mine off EBay for 90 bucks shipped(refurb) and it sounds great to me. It has good midrange and nice highs, but the bass is the best part of it. Just my 2 cents...
Muddy hollow bass? Check.
Weak mids? Check.
Harsh highs? Check.

Not sure if you know what midrange is but a puny little driver like those Logitechs have cannot produce a good midrange.
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