i wanna buy a 8 inch subwoofer for my dvd player cause its got like a 100 watt amp in it but when i hook up my friends subwoofer base goes to it but so does the voice alittle bit but it still bumped hard just wondering if having voices coming through the subwoofer well hurt it
Yeah, it really sucks.
i wanna buy a 8 inch subwoofer for my dvd player cause its got like a 100 watt amp in ...
- What's the make and model of your "DVD player with an amp in it"? Sounds like you've got a "home theater in a box" (HTiB).
- What's your budget for a sub?
... when i hook up my friends subwoofer base goes to it but so does the voice alittle bit but it still bumped hard just wondering if having voices coming through the subwoofer well hurt it
- What's the make and model of your friend's sub?
- How are you connecting the sub to the HTiB? That is to say, what output
on the HTiB player/receiver are you using, and what input
on the sub are you using?
- What's the crossover set at on i) the HTiB (it may be fixed, but perhaps not) and ii) on the sub itself?
im new to all this so i really don't know anything about crossovers and stuff
Okay, there are 6 models on the page you linked to. Which one is it?
And you said you're having trouble with your friend's sub, not yours, so what make and model are your friend's sub? Is it a passive (unpowered) sub like yours, or is it an active (powered) sub?
Wild guess here:
- Your buddy's sub is self-powered.
- Your running a connection from your HTiB's subwoofer output to the powered sub's speaker-level inputs.
- The fixed crossover in your HTiB is relatively high and/or the crossover (or low-pass filter (LPF)) on your buddy's sub is set even higher, which is why you're getting mid-range / vocal audio through the sub.
IMO, replace the HTiB receiver/player with a proper A/V receiver (AVR) and Blu-ray player, and add a decent sub.
You'll need to figure out a budget but, roughly speaking, you can get:
- a refurb Denon AVR-1612 off accessories4less.com for ~$200;
- a new Blu-ray player for $100 or less; and
- a Dayton SUB-1200 subwoofer off parts-express.com for ~$110 on sale.
OK, so you've still got an HTiB, and your buddy's sub may or may not be a passive sub, but you're looking to buy an 8" subwoofer driver.
I'm afraid I can't help you with that, because you'd need to buy a driver that will work with the power output of your HTiB, and you'll need to build an enclosure for it (so that it becomes an actual subwoofer, and not just a bare driver). You might want to re-post in the DYI sub-forum
But as far as some mid-range audio and vocals being played over that driver, it won't harm the driver - it just means that your "subwoofer" is also a "mid-bass / mid-range" woofer.