Will hooking the output on a monitoring loudspeaker to a bass amp instead of a subwoofer damage anything?



Asked by: Austin Robinson

Can you use speaker output for subwoofer?





If you are using your subwoofer with a stereo receiver that lacks a subwoofer output (and many of them do), you can connect the subwoofer using an extra set of speaker cables, as shown above—provided the subwoofer has speaker-level (speaker wire) connections, as the picks in our Best Budget Subwoofer guide do.

Can you use a bass speaker as a subwoofer?

It is possible to use a bass amp as a subwoofer, however, bass amps aren’t designed to project the same depth of low frequencies as a subwoofer. Bass amplifiers mainly highlight the mid-range frequencies of a bass guitar, while subwoofers tend to focus heavily on the sub-bass frequencies.

Can you hook up a subwoofer without a subwoofer output?

If your receiver doesn’t have a preamp output, you can treat the subwoofer like another speaker and use speaker wire to connect it to the receiver’s speaker terminals designated for the front left and right speakers. You would then connect the front left and right speakers to the subwoofer’s speaker-level terminals.

Can you run subwoofer and speakers on the same amp?

Never connect both the speaker level and RCA jacks at the same time – speaker level signals can damage your head unit’s RCA outputs. If you’re wanting to install a 4 channel amp for 4 speakers and a subwoofer but only have 2 stereo channels available, that’s ok.

Can I use pre out for subwoofer?





In most cases, a Pre-Out is connected with a subwoofer. Do note that subwoofers come with their own internal amplifier. You can even use Pre-Out for home theatre channels. While using special speaker channels, added speakers help to improve the sound quality.

Does speaker wire size matter subwoofer?

If your sub system is going to put out more than 1,000 watts RMS, you can use 12-gauge speaker wire. But 16-gauge speaker wire works well for most installations. Take a hint and order twice as much as you think you need.

Can you use an amp without a subwoofer?

Your head unit will typically provide a low-power signal (RCA output) that can be used for an amplifier to power your subwoofer. But without the amplifier, you basically have a 2 or 4 volt (sometimes higher) system and that’s not nearly enough to power a subwoofer.

Which is better speaker or subwoofer?

Overall audio is improved across all frequencies. The reduced stress on your speakers due to the subwoofer lets you turn the volume level up without distortion. Since the sub focuses on a separate frequency range than the speakers, audio is crisper and clearer then what you hear from full-range speakers.

Is a bass speaker the same as a subwoofer?

Yes, there can be a difference. The difference will depend on manufacture and quality however, and in some cases there may be no discernible difference. A speaker designed for a sub-woofer is made to have clarity at the lower frequency response spectrum, going as low as around 20 hz.



What if my amp is too powerful for my sub?

You have to ensure that the specs of your devices are in line. Otherwise, too much power could cause damage to both your external amp and active subwoofer. So, using an external amp with your active sub just to push the output to extreme levels is not ideal.

How many speakers can you run on a 4 channel amp?

Most external amplifiers can power more than one speaker per channel. For example, a 4 channel amplifier may be able to power up to 8 speakers. In fact, if you wire it correctly, you will be able to pull up to twice as much power out of the amp.

Should speaker RMS match amp RMS?

Do not match the speaker’s RMS power rating to an amplifier’s Max/Peak power output. For example: If your speakers are rated to handle 50 Watts RMS each, and you select an amplifier that will deliver 125 watts RMS per speaker, you will likely apply too much power for the speaker to handle.
20 дек. 1999



What if my amp is more powerful than my speakers?

Amplifiers can be too powerful for speakers. Speakers are limited by the electrical energy that they can convert into audio. As a general rule, if the amplifier produces more electrical energy than the speakers can handle, it may cause distortion or clipping, but damage is unlikely.

What amp do I need for 100w RMS speakers?

A 50 watt per channel amplifier will work fine with speakers rated at 100 watts.

Should speakers have more watts than amp?

As a very vague rule of thumb, we normally recommend around twice as much amplifier power as speaker’s power rating. For example, if a speaker is rated at 200 watts, we’d use a 400 watt amp. Again, the idea is to have enough clean power to handle whatever you throw at the amp without clipping.
4 июн. 1997

What happens if amp is not powerful enough for speakers?

If you don’t have a powerful enough amplifier to reach the volume levels you want, you can damage the speakers by feeding them too much high-frequency energy by driving the amplifier into clipping. It’s the extra power in these harmonics that damages speakers.



Is 30w loud for a speaker?

The best wattage for the home speaker is between 15 and 30 watts. Most homeowners find 20 watts sufficient enough. A speaker for larger gatherings can be 50 watts or 100 watts. Such high power will not be ideal for home use.