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I am going to purchase this unit ( http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158STN1010/Sony-STR-DN1010.html?search=STRDN1010&tp=179#accessories-tab ) another place carries it.
Now all I see for a sub woofer is that tiny black RCA plug-in where it says "Audio Out" on top and "Subwoofer" on the bottom. I'm assuming all this reciever handles are Active subwoofers that have built-in amplifiers in them... My question is what woofer should I have as far as matching that RCA connection goes? I've never had to shop solely for subwoofers and the way they connected up always baffled me. What sort of cable do I need? I'm sure it's simple for most people, but I want to make sure I get the right woofer with the right connection so that it works with this receiver. Do I need to worry about wattage? Also I don't need anything that can blow the safe doors off at Fort Knox..I just want it to sound nice with a good punch...
Onmost recievers you have 1 plug that runs to the sub. It's basically half an RCA that you would normaly see. This transmits a signal to the subwoofer/amp that you decide on. MOST, are all like that. You hook it up, adjust the frequency and gain, and there ya go. Your receiver should have an adjustable gain for it integrated with the system. You will need to read the manual to set all that up. It would be in your best interest to visit your local Frys, magnolia hi fi, or whomever has home theatre equipment. You can then see what sounds best for your needs. Most all of your subs come with built in amps specifically rated for that sub. You shouldn't need to choose both.
Won't matter to the receiver - it might matter to the acoustics of the room and what you are trying to have it sound like.
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speakers, no amp, no subs
Yep pretty much. You just have to dail in the right balance for yourself. Listening preferences vary for sure. It will also depend on your room and where you put it in the room. Crutchfield does provide a various of excellent articles to help assist in this process but ultimatly it's up to you. It took me weeks before I was happy with mine but now it's good to go! Hope this helps
They don't show that product anymore. I'm assuming this is for a home theatre system?
If you click on the "X" on the upper right corner of that silly message that says they don't sell it anymore it goes away and you can look at the pictures and everything for that product... Anyway it doesn't matter. So, all I need is an RCA cable to plug whatever woofer I want and it will just work, correct? And it does not matter how powerful the woofer is? I can use a 100 watt or a 1000 watt woofer and it doesn't matter, right?
I appreciate the help guys, thanks!
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