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JAL232
12-05-2006, 01:59 PM
I would like to get a nice size sub for my home theatre and some speakers...Im confused on how you hook a sub up..I know you need an amp..But how do you power the amp? Do they have amps that plug inoto normal plugs? Im kinda new to this stuff so let me know please

jmanpc
12-05-2006, 02:08 PM
Yes, you can use a plate amplifier to power your sub, like the ones found here (http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage.cfm?Webpage_ID=3&CAT_ID=43&ObjectGroup_ID=505). It uses normal 120v power outlet. You connect it to your reciever via either RCA or Speaker-level inputs.

Scoobydoo
12-05-2006, 02:08 PM
I would like to get a nice size sub for my home theatre and some speakers...Im confused on how you hook a sub up..I know you need an amp..But how do you power the amp? Do they have amps that plug inoto normal plugs? Im kinda new to this stuff so let me know please

there is a rca preout on most home theater receivers, you hook that to the rca input on a sub and you plug the sub into the wall and turn it on

BoomBoomBoy
12-05-2006, 02:18 PM
This thread works for what you're asking:

http://www.caraudioforum.com/vbb3/showthread.php?t=255519

JAL232
12-05-2006, 03:00 PM
So i could buy one of those plate amps...run my subs to that..then rca cables from there to the reciever, and plug that amp in?

joetama
12-05-2006, 09:31 PM
Receiver (RCA OUT) -> Plate Amp (RCA IN) -> Speaker
OR
Receiver (L&R Speaker out) -> Plate Amp (L&R Speaker level in) -> Speaker