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I really like my Polk DB1212  http://www.polkaudio.com/products/db1212 , but my Samsung HTIB receiver just won't cut it for a receiver anymore.  I was hoping to find a budget stereo receiver to power that sub and connect that into a newer receiver's subwoofer input. What should I look for in the budget receiver, or should I just bite the bullet and sell (don't want to do this) the sub and buy a powered one? 
 

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Receivers don't power subwoofers. If you want to keep it and use it in a home environment, you need to power it with an amplifier.
 

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Looks like that subwoofer is ported, and in a box that size it's probably ported very high, to give you high SPL but not much depth. Car subs aren't designed to run in larger areas.


I wouldn't bother, buy a home cinema subwoofer. I bet it's ported to around 40hz.
 

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Originally Posted by fatbottom  /t/1522089/hooking-a-car-sub-to-stereo-receiver-help#post_24469974


Looks like that subwoofer is ported, and in a box that size it's probably ported very high, to give you high SPL but not much depth. Car subs aren't designed to run in larger areas.


I wouldn't bother, buy a home cinema subwoofer. I bet it's ported to around 40hz.
The tornado scene from Oz The Great and Powerful was scary with the sub, and the volcano eruption in Journey 2 was ridiculous, but it's little disappointing in music (rap), I was hoping an amplifier could solve that problem. I did manage to see a PSW12 for $60, that a good deal?
 
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