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DVD's (with onboard decoders) + speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by scottm, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. scottm


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    Hey all, still very much a newbie on this subject, but think I've
    basicallt got an understanding of the DVD -> speaker thang. But still a bit in the dark wrt the options available.

    If I'm right, the onboard decoder on the Tosh 520 I'm about to buy cannot accept the speakers directly ... I have to either:

    1. Buy a seperate decoder/amp which the speakers plug into. The DVD will go into the amp (via coax).

    2. Buy a set of speakers with an *active* subwoofer that the
    other speakers then come off of ?? The sub woofer acting as the
    amp, and the analogue outputs from the back of the DVD going into the sub.

    Is this right. If so, then ...

    If I buy a speaker setup with an active sub, e.g. Liberty 5.1, or Limit PB583, and later on buy a dedicated surround amp, what happens then? Do I just use the actve sub as a normal sub, with the amp taking over those responsibilities.

    Sorry for being thick :) Does this all sound about right??

    Cheers all !

  2. hornydragon

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    Dec 19, 2001
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    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Sort of mate active means it has an amp in it so passive componets need an amp active dont if the sub is active and powers the speakers then the speakers are passive and could be powered by an external amp!
    This http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=300345
    Will work with the tosh as would an amp and passive speakers
    PS most subs are active and take a line out from the amp

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