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can you connect an active sub to any stereo amp?

Discussion in 'Hi Fi Systems & Separates' started by maxflinn, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. maxflinn

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    i have an acoustic energy radience sub, which has an av sub input (standard sub cable) and line inputs..

    i've currently got the sub connected to my yamaha as-500 via the yams sub out and the subs av in connection using a standard sub cable, it works fine..

    however, i was thinking of buying a marantz pm7000 (no plans to lose the as-500, but wouldn't mind a second amp), the pm7000 doesn't have a sub out though, is there any way i could still connect it to the sub?

    cheers..:)
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    Hi and Merry Christmas

    If the sub has a High Level Input connection then it can with any or most stereo amps via the speaker bindings
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    hi and merry xmas to you don dadda:)

    thanks for that, i had an idea that it could be done but wanted clarification, much obliged:thumbsup:
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    No probs. :smashin:

    EDIT: The link below is for a BK Xls200 sub and on page 3 it shows you how to connect to a stereo amp which is i think is standard for most subs except the sub's HFE input connector, which i understand could be different on the AE.

    http://www.bkelec.com/hifi/Sub_Woofers/XLS200 MK2 MANUAL.pdf
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    thanks again dd:thumbsup:

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