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Ok, I need a good sub. I want one in the $400 price range. I have a Sony 5.1 surround that came in one box 3 years ago for $500 and a Sony 51" HDTV. I know this isnt great but it will do for now. I will gradually upgrade. My sub that came with it just isn't good for me. My room is about 21' x 13' Tv on the 21' side. At the other end there is a double door way with doors that can be closed and on one 13' side there is a reg. door that goes to the kitchen. My current sub is on the side with the door to the left of the tv in the corner. I was looking at the SVS PB10-ISD an wondered if I could go wrong with this sub. I know my speakers need upgrading but it's not happening just yet. Would this sub be right for me? I want it for mainly DVD, TV and Xbox 360. Help me out.
 

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Does your receiver have bass management (crossover control)? Is the Sony sub passive or powered? The PB10 is a great sub, but no built in crossover or line outs. If your receiver can handle it, it will be fine.
 

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Does your receiver have bass management (crossover control)? Is the Sony sub passive or powered? The PB10 is a great sub, but no built in crossover or line outs. If your receiver can handle it, it will be fine.
It is a powered sub. The receiver will turn the sub levels up and down in db. Wont control the freq. Is that a prob. with this sub? Is it neccesery to have the crossover? Or will it still be good to go. Also what receiver would be a upgrade in the future? Also surround speakers (like the small cube designs) and center channel.

Thanks for the help.
 

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The receiver will turn the sub levels up and down in db. Wont control the freq. Is that a prob.
Based on your description, it sounds like you have a dedicated subwoofer output on your receiver. It should therefore have the crossover built in to the receiver. You're good to go.
 

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Does your receiver have bass management (crossover control)? Is the Sony sub passive or powered? The PB10 is a great sub, but no built in crossover or line outs. If your receiver can handle it, it will be fine.
What are line-outs for? Sorry for the x-treme n00b question.
 

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If you can't or don't want to connect your sub via the receivers sub pre-out, many subs have high level, line in/outs. You connect to the sub via L&R speaker connections, utilize the subs built in crossover/HPF, then connect the L&R speakers to the subs line outs. The PB10 to, keep cost down as a design choice, doesn't have this feature. Most don't need it, but if you do, the PB10 isn't the best choice.
 

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Ah iC thanks, yea I figured it had something to do w/ connecting the mains through the sub. Is there any difference in SQ btwn the two methods of connecting? A sub pre-out is only one cable, correct? So would feeding it a L&R give it more detail? Sorry if it's been discussed before, and for jackin your thread Ms. Goose.
 

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IDK, never tried it...2 channel rigs use this method a lot. I think I've read yes, no, maybeso :confused:
 
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