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Old 02-11-2005, 08:38 AM   #1  
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I did a search, but did not find an answer to my question....


Is it possible to replace my passive sub on my home theater system with an active one?

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An active driver unit uses the same line in off your current amplifier with it's own power source and most likely onboard frequency alternators and moduals.

Basic answer is yes....because....why not?
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Most active subwoofers will have inputs to allow you to hook the speaker wires to the subwoofer as well as a line level subwoofer output from your audio equipment via a RCA cable.


Some passive subwoofer have connections for the left and right stereo inputs and right and left stereo outputs to the left and right speakers. In other words the left and right speakers wire through the subwoofer to allow the subwoofer's crossover to keep low frequency out of the left and right speakers. Most active subwoofers do not have the crossovers and you would wire the left and right speakers directly to the audio equipment.

If your audio equipment has the subwoofer output, that will be the best way to hook up the sub.
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I did a search, but did not find an answer to my question....


Is it possible to replace my passive sub on my home theater system with an active one?

Thanks

Tim
An interesting read on subwoofers.

http://www.vandersteen.com/pages/2Wqlit.html
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