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Can a home audio system subwoofer be used on a computer sound system?

 

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Username: Fords

Charlotte, North Carolina U.S.

Post Number: 2
Registered: Oct-09
So I picked up a Yamaha YST-SW030 from a friend of mine who never used it in the home theater system he bought, and I was wondering if it could somehow be used on my computer sound system. I have a small Altec Lansing setup right now, with two small speakers and a medium subwoofer. I'm afraid I don't know too much about how speaker/sub systems work, so advice or directions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Username: Bill984

Post Number: 281
Registered: Oct-05
probably not, would probably need an amplifier to drive it.
 

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Username: Discoboy2009

Post Number: 17
Registered: Apr-10
just buy you a receiver cuz i have 2 memphis 12's with 10 tweeters hooked up and its all hooked up to my laptop,xbox360,ps3, and my tv so yeah man its all possible
 

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Username: Illuminator

USA

Post Number: 5084
Registered: Apr-05
For the OP: It's totally possible. You just need a headphone jack to RCA cable and you can hook it up. I've done it. The amplifier is built in (hence it's an active sub).

And it would sound much better than a car audio subwoofer. And yes, I also have a car audio subwoofer hooked up to my laptop, but I rarely use it since home subs sound much better in my room. Surprise, right? ;)
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