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A/V reciever with Subwoofer output?

Does anybody know of any receivers that have a direct, speaker level, output for a subwoofer. All the models I look at have a pre-amp output, but I need direct level.

Also, if there are no current receivers that provide this, would it be bad to connect a speaker channel to a sub with an in-line lpf?

Thank you for any help.

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Re: A/V reciever with Subwoofer output?

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If a receiver has a x.1 spec. I think it means it has a direct subwoofer connection, which most of them do (or did I misunderstood the question?). What is an in-line lpf?

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The *.1 means that it has a subwoofer signal output, however it's usually in the form of an RCA pre-amp output. The reason I want a signal level output is so that I do not need an amplified subwoofer (my parents reveiver used to have this feature).

The in-line lpf is a "low pass filter" that goes in-line with the wire. This serves as a filter that allows only low frequency (bass) notes to pass through, so as not to damage the subwoofer.

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Now that you mention it; My subwoofer is that way. It has built-in filter so that it doesn't require an subwoofer output on the receiver. Now I wonder if this thing will work with the x.1 receiver or not. If I am to upgrade I will have to think about that now, hehe.

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Unfortunatly, there are currently no A/V recivers in the market with a line-level subwoofer output. One of the reasons is that a manufacturer can make a more energy efficient receiver if it sends a passive signal to an amplified subwoofer, than have to include an internal amplifier and send an active signal to a regular subwoofer. You may, however find an older model on e-bay, but it may not have digtal sound decoding features. Good luck.

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Most all of the High end recievers have the sub out mine the Sony ES has i am sure a lot more do too.

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Re: A/V reciever with Subwoofer output - Answer: HTIB

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I have been searching for the same thing. I have two subwoofers that are good quality but are passive. High quality receivers almost never send a speaker level signal to the sub. They always send a preamp signal for an amplified subwoofer. However, most Home Theater Systems (HTIB) have receivers that send an amplified speaker level signal to their subwoofers. You can't purchase those receivers standalone, but maybe you could get one used on craigslist for cheap and discard the low quality speakers. Most HTIB receivers will not have a lot of fancy features like you would expect on a $200-$800 receiver, but some of the higher end ones do have a lot of connections at least. For me personally, I've decided to just use a good receiver and then use a standalone amp for the subwoofer, which after much research, I've found a few on ebay for as cheap as $17-$25. Just browse the following section, sorted by low price, and make sure you buy one that includes an AC adapter for use in the home.

Ebay > Electronics > Home Audio > Amplifiers > Power Amplifiers > 2-Channel

Most of them take RCA inputs and speaker wire outputs. For a subwoofer you would only use one channel.

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