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I have an old HTIB from Onkyo - HT-S580, which was a decent setup for my college days. These days it suffices for my living room/casual TV/movie viewing (I have a dedicated HT with a HT-S9400THX system - can you tell I like Onkyo's HTIBs?). Anyways, the receiver while powerful enough, is getting a bit long in the tooth. I was thinking of adding a small plate amplifier ( http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-SA25-Subwoofer-Amplifier/dp/B0002YUMY8/ ) to the subwoofer and make it powered. This would allow me to keep the satellites and get a 5.1 receiver to replace the aging receiver. Would this make sense or should I just wait till I can get a polk PSW10 on sale and spend a few bucks more? Again, lightweight living room duty with medium to low volume 95% of the time. (also realizing this is a DIY forum, my budget is pretty low, so $45 for a plate amp plus DIY hours, or $70 for a premade polk are my options that I'm looking at right now).


SKW-330 specs:


SKW-330 Bass Reflex Subwoofer

• 20 cm cone woofer

• Down firing

• 100 watts max. input


Original spec sheet: http://www.intl.onkyo.com/downloads/product_info/pdf/ht-s580_leaflet.pdf (look at all those composite inputs! And multi-channel RCA inputs! Optical and Coax digital inputs!)


Thanks in advance for any input!
 
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