I recently bought a multi-channel amplifier Sherbourn PA 7-350. It is a 7-channel amplifier and can produce 350 wpc @8 ohms and 550 wpc @4 ohms. More details in the manual: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0172/4516/t/3/assets/sherbourn_7-350_owners_manual.pdf
I do not have space for rear surround channels. I am considering using the extra two channels to drive two passive subwoofers, i.e. a 5.2 configuration. The subwoofer drivers will be 10 - 12 inches, nothing huge. I guess this is similar to bi-amping the LR channels. I am planning on getting Emotiva XMC-1, which will supposedly support true stereo subs.
My question is whether this amplifier can drive the subwoofers. I am not too clear on the differences between a subwoofer amplifier and a regular one. This amplifier has the rated frequency response of 20 Hz - 20 KHz. Is this a sane idea? I would also appreciate any pointers on where to buy passive subwoofers.
Passive subwoofers are sold at most audio parts places like Parts Express or Amazon.
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