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Hi, I have a JBL EON 518s subwoofer that I use for a mobile DJ setup. I am wondering if I can use this 18" powered subwoofer, along with my Yamaha AVR. My confusion lies in the cabling. The PA subwoofer has the typical jacks that come pro audio gear. XLR and TRS jacks are used. Can I convert the RCA output from my home AVR to work with the pro audio subwoofer? Is there an issue with the balanced and unbalanced cabling? Would the subwoofer itself be suitable for a makeshift home theater?

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Pro sound subs go loud, but they don't go low. That makes them fine for music, not so much for HT.

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You can get an RCA to XLR adaptor, I tried something similar before and it didn't work well. My avr didn't have enough volts in the signal for a good response with the sub, do some searches and you will see the potential problems. I think if you went all pro gear you would do fine, but mixing is difficult.
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Seeing how the adapter cables are cheap, I am going to try it. The sub is just sitting dormant most of the time. It would be nice to get some more use out of it.

Currently, I am using a polk PSW 10" powered sub. It is getting the job done, but it really has to work. Any recommendations on an economical upgrade that might handle the space better. The garage is 24x25 with 10 foot ceilings. I am asking a LOT from that little 10" Polk. Any input would be appreciated

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Seeing how the adapter cables are cheap, I am going to try it. The sub is just sitting dormant most of the time. It would be nice to get some more use out of it.

Currently, I am using a polk PSW 10" powered sub. It is getting the job done, but it really has to work. Any recommendations on an economical upgrade that might handle the space better. The garage is 24x25 with 10 foot ceilings. I am asking a LOT from that little 10" Polk. Any input would be appreciated

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My budget is pretty low. My theater is called, "The Gehtto Garage"...haha

I think I am going to opt for a BIC F12. I know it's a contender in the low budget market, and it should be a noticeable improvement over the 10" Polk. I would love to hear your thoughts on it, though.....

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Update:

I did receive the BIC F12. It is a VAST improvement over the Polk PSW-10. Good purchase!

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