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Old September 17th, 2008, 02:14 AM   #1
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I saw a subwoofer today that had connectors for the surround speakers and the front and center channel. I guess the subwoofer's amp powers everything? The subwoofer was a Polk. Anyone used a system like this?

Btw, I checked the AVS forum, some of the threads of hundreds, even thousands of replies. Not sure how anyone can use that resource any more.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #2
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I picked up a big subwoofer on sale last year. Connected it to my HTDV via the video out left+right pair of RCA plugs. The subwoofer has left and right output RCA plugs - possibly a center channel (which I don't use). I don't have a real "home theatre" sound system though, just a pair of power studio monitors which are plugged into each channel.

But I don't think the subwoofers will power everything (unless part of a matched package of components). I know that mine has line level outputs which need amplification.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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Hi Brian,

If you've got the model number, or can remember clearly what it looked like, just go to the Polk Audio Site and find it - then check it's specs.

Should be easy to figure out.

I'm running a full home theater system, with a 65" HD Mits, and a 109" Screened HD Optoma Projector unit.

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Old September 18th, 2008, 12:06 PM   #4
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I have a polk with the same connections.

No, the subs amp wont power everything...just the sub. It's some sort of a "pass through" way of connecting it. You will supposedly get more bass this way, but depending on your setup, it might require a lot more speaker wire.

I have mine just connected with the RCA input...it sounds fine.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 02:19 AM   #5
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I have a polk with the same connections.

No, the subs amp wont power everything...just the sub. It's some sort of a "pass through" way of connecting it. You will supposedly get more bass this way, but depending on your setup, it might require a lot more speaker wire.

I have mine just connected with the RCA input...it sounds fine.
That makes sense, if it powered everything there'd have to be a volume control.
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