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Can i hook up a amp powered sub?

Eagledriver
03-30-2006, 12:19 PM
I have a sony dav-FX80 DVD system which also has a 5.1 surround sound built in...I currently purchased a JBL E250P Northridge E Series
subwoofer...The reason i purchased it was because the sony 10in has to be turned way up (volume) to get the feel i want.

Anyhow i was wondering how i would hook it up..Would i use the subwire from the sony subox to the high side of the JBL to make it work..Can anyone help me with this.I may have to send it back if it can be done..I really appreciate the help..


Heres the back of the units

AudialDelta
04-03-2006, 05:17 PM
Looks like your HTIB system does not have low level outputs. But appears the sub has high level inputs. Therefore use the high output level subwoofer output from your HTIB to deliver the signal to the sub. Get rid of the Sony sub on Ebay or similar. Then when you realize you don't have much better with the JBL, do the same with it.

Eagledriver
04-04-2006, 11:02 PM
Thanks for the reply.. I got the sub and WOW it far better than the sony..Not sure why ya thought i may not like it but im very please with how it shakes the house..I was able to hook it up low level with a RCA hook up from my sub wires (had to get cable)..Any how just wanted to say thanks..

AudialDelta
04-08-2006, 09:58 AM
Glad you got it hooked up and are pleased. JBL makes very nice speakers.

"Not sure why ya thought i may not like it"

Merely the difference between getting loud enough to shake a house, and being able to rattle the foundation with little or no audible distortion. Once you experience that difference it's tough to listen to the typical or normal budget speaker systems. Plus the ability to go really low, as a true sub should be able.