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Old 11-01-2007, 02:52 PM
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Passive Sub

What is a passive sub? Someone offered me one for a trade but I have no idea what "passive" means? Is their more types and what is so different about them?

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OK, thanks for that link, but I don't understand all the proper terminology or anything that article had to offer...

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it's basically a fake sub, it reacts to the other sub in the box
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:18 PM
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"Fake Woofer"? Does it work or it it for show. I'm trying to read these sites but its hard to find what I want.

So your telling me when the power sub moves, its moving this passive sub with the air? If thats the case, I will pass the offer.

This might be my dads x-mas gift here, I don't want to buy him crap.

This is what it looks like, http://www.amazon.com/Bazooka-8-inch-Passive-Subwoofer-NOS8/dp/B00006HC8Q kinda. I only want 1 of these thing, i don't want to buy him 2 subs.

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I totally got what you were asking wrong, forget everything i said above! (in the case the passive just means there is no built in amplifier)

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Old 11-01-2007, 05:05 PM
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Ok, Ok, i think I got it.

I need a amp to power this sub just like the ones in my car. But is it a speaker or a sub? It says sub but I looked at a diagram and now I'm not sure what to think. Thanks.

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it's a sub
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:56 AM
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My home suround sub (Klipsh) is a 10" sub in the front of the box and a 10" passive radiator in the rear.

The passive radiator is a cone with no coil.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:06 PM
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Most people use this instead of a port.
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