Looking for: Vintage Reciever with a Designated Subwoofer Output

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  1. guitar_freak

    guitar_freak New Member

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    about a decade ago I had this vintage reciever with a subwoofer output (late 70s-early 80s). Upon doing much research at the time, I had concluded there where only two recievers that had the ever vintage look with subwoofer outputs. I can’t remember the make of this reciever, let alone the model.


    Could anyone give me a hand with this? I believe it may have been Fisher or Realistic, although I’m not sure.
     

     

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  2. mc1822d

    mc1822d New Member

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    Although I have not seen every receiver from that period, I have never seen a receiver that has one.
     
  3. Mrv8q

    Mrv8q Well-Known Member

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  4. UncleBingo

    UncleBingo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Some receivers had a center channel out that you could run to a subwoofer
     
  5. The Fuxtor

    The Fuxtor AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Any old receiver with a center channel will work. The center channel was meant to use with an external amp. You would need to use a powered sub, or an amplifier with the proper x-over for subs tho....
     
  6. The Fuxtor

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    Minute quicker!!! Nice!
     
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  7. The Fuxtor

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    Use the center channel . Many Fishers, pioneers had them ...
     
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  8. eizner23

    eizner23 Well-Known Member

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    Some early kenwoods like Ka-4002, Tk-140x, Ka-5002 have mono out I use for subs.
     
  9. The Fuxtor

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    The Sansui au777a actually has a high cut output, basically s sub output! Screenshot_20190113-153900.png
     
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  10. quiet

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    I have several receiver from the 64 to 74 that have a center mono speaker channel out. So left, right and center. Is that what you are asking about?
     
  11. guitar_freak

    guitar_freak New Member

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    I’m looking for a vintage reciever that has a designated subwoofercrossover output along with the speaker outputs, entitled “sub”.
     

     

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  12. KentTeffeteller

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    Didn't exist. People then who wanted lower bass usually bought larger speakers. Electronic Crossovers were rare in that era, even separate component items. Subwoofers and satellite systems didn't catch on until the 1980's.
     
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  13. rasenthiran

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    Agree even the Sansui AU 777 has it too :)
     
  14. Hammett

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    Sony 6065. Don't know the details, but I think it does cut lower frequencies to the stereo speakers when used. I have not tried using it on mine.
     
  15. Watthour

    Watthour Electron Rancher - JS3600

    When speakers were speakers, and their low-frequency response was BETTER than many of today's dedicated "subs" there was more than enough air moving at 18 Hz. Now that we've forgotten how to go to the moon and back, and apparently forgotten how to make anything larger than an 8" cone, there seems to be a void in the low frequencies. It seems to be another case of "new" ≠ "better."

    I know that's a bit of an over-generalizaton, but the point is that a TRUE full-range speaker will get it done.
     
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