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    Default Monitor30 Series II Bookshelf Speakers + PSW10 Subwoofer using built-in AMP

    Can i just connect these bookshelves speakers to the sub, and use the system with the built-in amp the PSW10 has?
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    Just run them off a receiver and run your sub from the "subwoofer out" on the back of the receiver.
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    I don't have a receiver. But the psw10 has a built-in amp, and I want to set up the sub with these speakers. Can't I just connect the sub with the speakers and have the speakers powered?

    I am a total dummy. Just want to play music off my laptop
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    The amp built in to the sub only powers the sub. You need something else to power the speakers. A receiver or stereo integrated amplifier would be the way to go. Then connect your laptop to that.
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    From what I understand, the left and right speaker terminals on the back of the sub are for incomming signals. If you do not have an RCA output on your AVR, you can use L/R front speakers to send signals to your sub. Home theater subs are not like a computer speaker setup, where your computer hooks up to the sub and then the speakers are connected to the sub. As mdaudioguy stated you need a receiver. If you are only looking to run 2 speakers and a sub you should be able to find a used 2.1 receiver pretty cheaply. Ebay or your local pawn store if you don't want to wait would be a good place to start. Or you might find someone here who might donate an old one laying around. I have had 3 old receivers that I threw away in the last year that were just outdated but still worked. If I still had them I would have given it to you.

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