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I've just bought an Acoustic Solutions sub from Richer sounds to add a
little bass to my audio but realised i have no sub outs on either my
amp or DVD player??

I assumed there would be a sub out there just never looked. Anyone got any ideas?
 

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doesn't look like there is a sub output from the spec of your amp, I take it you are only watching dvds and listening in stereo rather than surround.

What DVD player do you have? and what model of sub?
 

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Yeah thats right dubzter. I've got a Cambridge Audio dvd53 that doesn't
look like its a got a sub out either. Damn it. Guess thats going back!
 

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what is the model of the sub, does it need a passive signal or could it take an active one? eg does it really need preouts or could it be run from a speaker cable?
 

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Ye does it have a phono connection or a speaker wire connection at the
rear of the sub?? if its wire connection you should have inputs and
output so you connect your sub via the speaker cable in to the input of
the sub and the out puts go to your exsisting speakers, if its a phono
connection only you best get it changed so you can do it the way that i
have said as thats the only way possible if you haven't got a home
cinema amp.

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Ah, i think i'm understanding. The sub has both outputs, phono and speaker and is active so doens't really need my amp.

If i connect the sub to my speakers (is that what you were saying, from
sub to speaker?) will the signal be as good as with the phono cable?

Sorry, my knowledge is very limited with hi-fi [:D] i know cars!!
 

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No no no il draw you a little diagram below

> = wire

both left and right chanells

Amp>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Input wires of SUB ... output connections of
sub>>>>>>>>>>>>> in to existing
speakers Left an right again.

If this doesn't help pm me and il take a pic of our home cinema setup
Im in to this big time i used to setup HC for loads of people at the
age of 15 lol
 

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yeah the way to do it is take the speaker outputs (speaker cable) from your amp and plug into the (wire) input of your sub, then there should also be a speaker (wire) output on your sub that then goes to the speakers.

So in essence you are powering your sub in line with your speakers (in series)

hope we have helped
 

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Ah ha, yeah 'in series to the speakers' makes sense to me [:D]

Guess i'll unpack it again and see what happens!

Thanks very much for your help guys [:)]

This is the sub by the way:

http://ws4.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=ACOU-AV-SUB-BCH

Probabaly not very highly rated by you enthusiasts (and not by the guy
who sold it to me at Richer Sounds this morning!) but its cheap enough,
has a good power rating and will do for my bedroom set-up! I hope...
i'll report back [;)]
 

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Glad the instructions helped didnt you get a booklet with the sub that
should tell you also aswell via diagrams, if not il draw one up quickly
in paint for ya.
 

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Ok, it's all wired up and sounds good... however, there are no sub
outputs for the speakers, the manual says to use the same ports for amp
in to speaker out and hence there is a pretty annoying hum coming from
it when the amp is muted. I can feel the cone vibrating slightly.

Is this interference due to the wires being in the same port?
 

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Another thought, do you not have 4 sets of speaker outputs on your amp, use 2 for the sub and 2 for your speakers.

You could probably control them independently doing it this way depending on the controls on your amp of course
 

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Another thought, do you not have 4 sets of speaker outputs on your amp, use 2 for the sub and 2 for your speakers.

You could probably control them independently doing it this way depending on the controls on your amp of course
Just what i was going to say.
 

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Just had a quick look at richer sounds site and the best sub i seen for
the money is this one, could you stretch the budget to ?60 as it would
be more than worth i have a 10" version of the gale for my normal setup
for playing the PS2 and it loads clearer than my ?200 eltax atomic sub
which i use for the home cinema setup but that is mainly there for the
thump in the HC anyway heres the link and tell me what you think..

http://ws4.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=GALE-STORM8-BLK
 

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Another thought, do you not have 4 sets of speaker outputs on your amp, use 2 for the sub and 2 for your speakers.

You could probably control them independently doing it this way depending on the controls on your amp of course
I have yeah, but are they not controlled independantly by the speaker A
and speaker B button? So i'd only have either speakers or sub on? I'll
try it anyway.

I've taken all the leads back out and the humming goes so its definately interference from the leads.

Unless i can get it working properly i think i'll get that Gale satnam.

Thanks [:)]
 
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