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traksta15
09-21-2006, 06:39 PM
ok, i live in a dorm and my current surround sound is some cheap $40 setup from wal-mart (durabrand) and im lookin at the dayton 120 sub/amp combo......it seems to be a great bang for the buck setup.....my questions are what else do i need to run this? i have 5 satellite speakers from my current system i could use until i can upgrade to some better ones.....so is it possible to run the dayton 120 w/these speakers and still use it w/my computer/dvd player/vcr etc.?? thanks in advance!!!

ballstothewall
09-21-2006, 09:31 PM
If you just want to upgrade subs, to hook it up you will just take the "Sub Out" on your receiver into the low level inputs on the amp in the Dayton 120 sub. If you don't have a sub out, just use the high level inputs on the amp.

traksta15
09-23-2006, 05:54 PM
this is what i have......http://www.lenoxx.com/audiosystems/HT3916.htm

what all do i need??

traksta15
09-24-2006, 04:22 AM
bump.......

traksta15
09-27-2006, 02:09 AM
bump...............

brandontw
09-27-2006, 07:08 AM
Umm... apperently youll need a receiver because those speakers are self powered. so youve got to get a receiver to power those crapass speakers. then get the sub-120 and hook it up to your receiver.

But if i walked in to you dorm room and saw those speakers hooked up to any kind of receiver with a sub-120 i would have to give you a full on biotchslap.

Heres what you need to do:

1st: destroy those speakers you have to stop them from hurting anyone ever again. my favorite method it plugging them into a wall socket, but anything will do.

2nd: Buy something new.

Im not sure what your budget is, but for 140$ i would skip the sub-120.

For your needs i would just pick up a home theatre in a box type thing or something.

like so:

http://cgi.ebay.com/OVERSTOCK-SALE-PHILIPS-HTS3400-HOME-THEATER-DVD-700-WA_W0QQitemZ220029678367QQihZ012QQcategoryZ1499QQr dZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-RCA-HOME-THEATER-720-WATTS-RT2760_W0QQitemZ190035420244QQihZ009QQcategoryZ398 16QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-SC-HT700-5-1-Surround-5-Disc-DVD-TheaterInBox_W0QQitemZ200031537070QQihZ010QQcatego ryZ39814QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yamaha-Digital-Home-Theater-Speaker-Package_W0QQitemZ220030988638QQihZ012QQcategoryZ14 99QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

these will have way better bass response than you current stuff, and then if is doesnt you could easily add a sub to it.

ballstothewall
09-28-2006, 01:54 AM
Buy 2 Fostex FE103E drivers, ~30 bucks a piece

Build the Back Loaded horn design on madisound's website for them.

That will be PLENTY for a dorm room, decent sounding low end (for what they are), and it dosen't take much power to get them loud.

joetama
09-28-2006, 06:05 PM
But if i walked in to you dorm room and saw those speakers hooked up to any kind of receiver with a sub-120 i would have to give you a full on biotchslap.

That is how I feel when I look at a lot of people's setups, including a lot of people on this forum lol.....

ballstothewall
09-28-2006, 06:24 PM
Nice to know I'm not in that catagor since I don't even have a sub, nor need one for music. :)

reneeb7363
09-28-2006, 06:30 PM
dorm room... roommates... aha! HEADPHONES!

ballstothewall
09-28-2006, 06:50 PM
When your roommate plays a fender stratocaster in the room on a 100w marshall amp.... who the hell needs headphones?

Beat_Dominator
09-28-2006, 06:59 PM
But if i walked in to you dorm room and saw those speakers hooked up to any kind of receiver with a sub-120 i would have to give you a full on biotchslap.

That is how I feel when I look at a lot of people's setups, including a lot of people on this forum lol.....

That's because you're an audio snob :fyi:

joetama
09-28-2006, 07:00 PM
dorm room... roommates... aha! HEADPHONES!

My largest reason for always living in single apartments and dorm room is my need to always have a system and not wanting some dumb **** roommate to mess it up....

joetama
09-28-2006, 07:01 PM
That's because you're an audio snob :fyi:

Haha, you are **** right i am!!!!