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Old 09-14-2006, 02:41 PM   #11
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Bose sells a setup with a non amplified subwoofer?

And i'm with corvettecrazy for a few reasons. 1 it'* bose, it'* marketed as top end stuff, but it'* very far from it. Finding an amp to power it will be tricky as Bose does not reveal power requirements or outputs for speakers/amplifiers they sell for the most part.

Bose subwoofers also use very small drivers, sometimes you can't even call them subwoofers because they don't play subsonic notes. You can't get heart stopping bass out of 3 or 4" drivers like they've used in the past.
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Are there any power handling specs, or recomendations by Bose?
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Bose sells a setup with a non amplified subwoofer?

And i'm with corvettecrazy for a few reasons. 1 it'* bose, it'* marketed as top end stuff, but it'* very far from it. Finding an amp to power it will be tricky as Bose does not reveal power requirements or outputs for speakers/amplifiers they sell for the most part.

Bose subwoofers also use very small drivers, sometimes you can't even call them subwoofers because they don't play subsonic notes. You can't get heart stopping bass out of 3 or 4" drivers like they've used in the past.

Yes they did, approximatly 6 years ago. It'* a 5:1 channel.
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Are there any power handling specs, or recomendations by Bose?

I can check the paperwork it came with and get back to you.
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For the price the bose systems cost I assumed all models had powered subs. I am in the market for a home theatre system so this is good to know now.
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For the price the bose systems cost I assumed all models had powered subs. I am in the market for a home theatre system so this is good to know now.
I believe Bose realised that the Acustomass didn't have enough bass so they did introduce the newer models with the powered subs. The model I have is appoximately 6 years old and I don't believe that they sell the none powered in the 10 series. 10 meaning 5:1 with the proper amp I believe is dolby digital.
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If your reciever has an A/B set of speaker outputs, then I believe you can hook up the non-powered sub to the B set of terminals. You may need a low pass crossover if the sub doesnt already have one built in.

If thats the case, then it would be much cheaper than buying an amp.

EDIT:: If you have the RCA type connector (like I do) Look on the back of your receiver to see if you have that option or where if any, a sub can be connected.
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If your reciever has an A/B set of speaker outputs, then I believe you can hook up the non-powered sub to the B set of terminals. You may need a low pass crossover if the sub doesnt already have one built in.

If thats the case, then it would be much cheaper than buying an amp.

EDIT:: If you have the RCA type connector (like I do) Look on the back of your receiver to see if you have that option or where if any, a sub can be connected.

Thanks for the info BLACK94SSEi I run the speakers through the DVD player since it has a built in amp. It also has a tuner so I listen to the radio with it also. The DVD player doesn't have an A/B set of speaker outputs.
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