if I attach a passive subwoofer to a normal hifi is it frequency restricted below 200hz?
- spacemissingLv 71 month ago
Only if it has a built-in crossover.
You need to know the details of each different piece of equipment
in order to use it correctly.
- lareLv 71 month ago
typically a speaker sold as a subwoofer will not reproduce audio of higher frequencies. the purpose of a cross-over is to keep the low range of audio out of the other speakers. so if you attach the subwoofer to a normal hifi you will discover that the full range speakers will attempt to continue playing the deep bass which could lead to considerable distortion if you crank up the bass to "thump" levels.
- WayneHLv 71 month ago
You'll need a crossover network to restrict specific frequencies to the woofer.