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Please help home audio/car audio mix problem!!!

by joshmw86 / May 24, 2015 8:36 AM PDT

I have a type r Swr-1242d and I'm not sure if my carver pm-1.5 power amp will need a pre amp to run the sub or if the amp itself is sufficient. My receiver is an old jvc A-X900 which is running my 2 Polk audio towers. Please help

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preamp?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 9:01 AM PDT

A preamp is before the amp so maybe you are talking about a more powerful amp. For me I rarely need the preamp since I moved away from turntables.

When matching speakers it's all about Ohms. Then Watts. It's fine to drive a speaker with less Watts. Usually you never have a true drive issue but let's hear why you think a preamplifier was called for.
Bob

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Just found the PDF on that. 300 to 600W per channel.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 10:41 AM PDT
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Wow, You are trying to tackle this?
by Oldartq / May 24, 2015 10:27 AM PDT

You will need more help than me here. What you want to do can be done..but how, is the question. a good geeky friend would help. First problem I see is that there are NO sub-woofer output. Now a speaker can be hookup to a system without a SW output but I don't know enough to tell you how though, sorry. I think you need some sort of filtering network, which I know just enough to be dangerous, hehe. You see, I have one of those SW but have never look inside to see what's there.

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