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    dorm audio

    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!!!



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    Re: dorm audio

    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.



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    Re: dorm audio

    this is what i have......http://www.lenoxx.com/audiosystems/HT3916.htm

    what all do i need??



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    Re: dorm audio

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    Re: dorm audio

    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-P...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-RCA-HOME-THE...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-SC-HT7...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Yamaha-Digital-H...QQcmdZViewItem

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





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    Re: dorm audio

    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.



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    Re: dorm audio

    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.....







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    Re: dorm audio

    Nice to know I'm not in that catagor since I don't even have a sub, nor need one for music.



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    Re: dorm audio

    dorm room... roommates... aha! HEADPHONES!



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    Re: dorm audio

    When your roommate plays a fender stratocaster in the room on a 100w marshall amp.... who the hell needs headphones?



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    Re: dorm audio

    Quote Originally Posted by B&W_EE View Post
    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



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    Re: dorm audio

    Quote Originally Posted by reneeb7363 View Post
    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....







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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat_Dominator View Post
    That's because you're an audio snob
    Haha, you are DAMN right i am!!!!







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