Considering going for the Energy ESW-M8 sub, prices are just too tempting on Amazon ($299.00).
As mentioned in a previous post this sub will be used in a somewhat simplistic 2ch system consisting of:
(a) Scientific Atlanta, Explorer SA-8300HD digital receiver/cable-box
(b) Oppo BDP-93 universal player
(c) NAD C162 stereo pre-amp
(d) NAD C272 stereo amp (150W X 2)
(e) Samsung 32in LED TV
(f) HDMI switcher
SA8300HD 2ch OUT's --> NAD C162 Video INP's
Oppo BDP-93 FL/FR 2ch OUT's --> NAD C162 CD INP's
Oppo BDP-93 & SA8300HD HDMI OUT's --> HDMI switcher INP's
HDMI switcher OUT --> Samsung 32in LED TV
I've been operating this set-up now for a month or so. I can watch TV broadcast with or without amplified stereo sound (from the NAD/Energy system).
Using HDMI switcher I can watch video's, or listen to music (CD's, SACD's, DVD-A's) from the Oppo BDP-93. Also can stream music or image files from the Oppo BDP-93. Great versatility.
Sound is pretty good considering V-Mini's are closely mounted to rear wall's, side-wall's and ceiling boundaries (maybe withing 1in), I'm getting a little reverberation. I may need to insert foam plugs? Soundstage and imaging are really nice. V-Mini's are nicely transparent. Good mid-range listening to vocals. High's, while decent, are still slightly "shrilly", really
. Bass, while not deep (of course), is satisfactory
However I can use some "real" bass. I'm trying to confirm proper connection configuration integrating the ESW-M8 with the NAD C162/C272 set-up. The C162 pre-amp has no sub OUT, only the normal 2ch stereo pre-OUT's (2 sets). I have attatched the C162 rear diagram.
So I figured I would use two RCA splitters. One interconnect from each C162 2ch pre-OUT would connect to a single RCA splitter, left & right respectively. From each RCA splitter, a second interconnect (one each) would connect to ESW-M8 LINE IN Left & Right, respectively. From each RCA splitter, a third interconnect (one each) would connect to the C272 INP's, left & right respectively.
I know all this sounds confusing, but I think I'm configuring things properly?