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RE: Does the amp "see" the subwoofer?

If its a passive sub, the amp is powering the subwoofer, so of course it sees it as a load.

If it's an active sub with a high level crossover, and you are running the main speakers through its high pass filter, then the amp sees a different load from the main speakers due to the high pass filter.

If you're running the main speakers full range, and you run an extra pair of cables to the high level inputs of an active subwoofer (ala Rel) the amp doesn't really notice the sub. There's a teensy bit more capacitance from the extra cables, but it's miniscule compared to the load of the speakers.


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