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Need help with separate subwoofer and Asus Essence STX

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I need help with a separate subwoofer and my Asus Essence STX sound card.

 

I am primary a headphone user but I do occasional like to use my speakers - which I hacked apart from a Hi-Fi system and added a car amplifier.

 

Previously with my motherboard's sub out I have been fine but now the Essence STX has only 2 RCA outputs L and R - these power my two front speakers just fine but then I have no way of providing the sub a correct signal.

 

Is there a way to cheaply provide some kind of low frequency splitter?

 

Like I said, I am primary a headphone user so I'm welcome to any suggestion really to get them working just "ok" as I have my headphones for proper music enjoyment.

 

I know there are much better options but they all seem quite expensive for something I do not use much.

 

Hopefully this is enough info...

 

Thanks

 

Laurence

post #2 of 8

Budget? ($20? $50? $100?, etc)

For just under $100 you could just buy a used Klipsch ProMedia 2.1.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 9/30/13 at 3:45pm
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

$50 really...


They look nice but I already have some medium end Hi-Fi satellite speakers + a great sub + amp... The sound quality I am very pleased with.


Thank you.

post #4 of 8
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your help, that does look like a good option - so will the sub experience any issues with having both high and low freqs going to it?

 

Any "smarter" options, i.e a smarter device which just filters high frequencies out (low pass filter?)?


Thanks again

post #6 of 8
If you have a home audio sub, it will have an adjustable low pass crossover dial on the back which filters out the high frequencies.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

I don't that's the problem, I am using a sub from a hi-fi system without the central control (it was part of a DVD player) Is there a device I can purchase which does just that? (without costing a small fortune)

 

Thanks

post #8 of 8
If the satellite speakers and the sub are from the same hifi package setup, good chance that the amp/dvd unit took care of sending the low frequencies to the sub and the high frequencies to the speakers. If you knew what that crossover point was, might be a cheap solution.
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