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Jamo S 808 SUB

Powered subwoofer (Walnut)

Item # 701S808WWN

Want to add some thump to your stereo or home theater system, but have limited real estate on your floor?

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About the Jamo S 808 SUB

Punchy bass from Jamo

Want to add some thump to your stereo or home theater system, but have limited real estate on your floor? The Jamo S 808 is one of our most compact subs, and is perfect for small rooms where space is at a premium. A built-in 50-watt RMS amplifier powers an 8" side-firing woofer and ensures controlled, accurate bass that sounds great with movie soundtracks and music alike. 

Punchy bass from Jamo

Want to add some thump to your stereo or home theater system, but have limited real estate on your floor? The Jamo S 808 is one of our most compact subs, and is perfect for small rooms where space is at a premium. A built-in 50-watt RMS amplifier powers an 8" side-firing woofer and ensures controlled, accurate bass that sounds great with movie soundtracks and music alike. 

Easy system integration

An LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) input let you easily connect the S 808 to almost any home theater receiver. Built-in volume, crossover, and phase controls help you fine-tune the bass to your liking, and blend its sound into your system.

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Product highlights:

  • frequency response: 39-180 Hz
  • built-in Class D amplifier delivers 50 watts of continuous power (100 watts peak)
  • 8" side-firing polyfiber woofer
  • bass reflex (ported) design with down-firing slot port
  • phase switch (0/180°)
  • auto on/off
  • RCA LFE input
  • input and controls are located on the bottom of the enclosure
  • 90° power and LFE cables are included
  • variable 40-120 Hz crossover
  • 7"W x 18-1/16"H x 14"D
  • warranty: 5 years woofer, 2 years amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1064603

What's in the box:

  • Powered subwoofer
  • Grille
  • 5' AC power cord
  • 6.5' Mono-RCA cable
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Great price, fit my list of requirements, so far so good

Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 8/7/2019

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My wife HATED the big sub box on the floor out in the open, needed a sub to fit in the ent unit. Mostly TV, some movies, some music - didn't need huge low end, just enough to round out the sound. This sub is certainly small. I laid it on its side firing up, ent unit has plenty of air flow. This is just a little larger than a av receiver. Sound blends well with my existing speakers. I have not yet tried pushing it to its limit. But when you buy an 8in powered sub, that's prob not something you needed anyway... I have not heard any of the amp clipping mentioned in other posts. Great price, fit my list of requirements, so far so good.

Pros: Price, size, sounds blend well at moderate volumes

Cons: none yet

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Crutchfield customer from Temecula, CA on 7/12/2019

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Love this sub. I am using in conjunction with Audio Engine P4 speakers connected to iTunes on my computer. The sub provides the right amount of bottom end grunt.

Pros: Great sound for the money.

Cons: Controls for the sub are on the bottom on the unit, so I just rotated it 90 degrees for better access. No big deal.

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Crutchfield customer from Merrillville, IN on 7/7/2019

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Great product, fast shipping what more could you ask for

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Really delivers!!!

Crutchfield customer from Laurel, MD on 3/11/2019

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Wonderful and affordable way to add depth and texture to my sound system. Well spent dollars on a great subwoofer that delivers!!

Pros: Beautiful fit with furniture!

Cons: None

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A thin subwoofer with good bass

Delivered from Bourbonnais, IL on 3/10/2019

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I recently downsized my entertainment center and was trying to eliminate the bulky subwoofer from being on the floor. This was able to fit into my entertainment center perfectly. Now all you see is the entertainment center and no subwoofer, however you know the bass is there, because it makes my highs and midrange speakers sound full. Though it's only an 8" subwoofer, it can create a punch. I don't have the sound to strong, I just want the highs, mids and bass to compliment each other. Perfect for what I needed it!

Pros: Thin, good bass, all around a very nice subwoofer

Cons: Personally the speaker was great for what I needed it, but price is pretty bulky. I guess your paying for the thin design.

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Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Grove, UT on 2/26/2019

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Worked great for my purpose. Good sound, compact form. Fit exactly as I hoped it would.

Pros: Compact. Good sound.

Cons: Outputs on the bottom. Strange placement.

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Low end support

Adam from Brooktondale, NY on 2/25/2019

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Don't expect the world from a cheap 8" sub and you'll be pleasantly surprised. I use two of these to compliment my Polk LSIM703 and they're a lovely fit. They offer support where it count in a stylish and aesthetically pleasing form factor. For the price, you can't go wrong.

Pros: Stylish, capable

Cons: Doesn't go as deep as you might want

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Timothy from Stockbridge, GA on 2/17/2019

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Was the perfect addition to my music room. Small compact with great sound. I ordered a scratch and dent and it was defective , called crutchfield and Gage took it care if it in a few minutes , I had a new one 2 days later and happy to report it works great.

Pros: Cost Compact Great sound

Cons: Outputs on the bottom , takes a right angle audio cable (included) but wasn't able to find an upgrade.

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Great sound and fit in a smaller space

Alexander from Farmington, MN on 2/15/2019

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I am very impressed with the performance of this sub for the size. Using this in a smaller basement remodel it fits extremely well behind other furniture and even at the lower power settings delivers strong audio that I did not expect from a unit this size.

Pros: Size, Appearance

Cons: None

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Great size, plenty of power for my small room

Crutchfield customer from Chapel Hill, NC on 2/10/2019

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Solid bass filling in with 2 smaller speakers in my office. It's great fitting in next to my desk where I don't have much space. It has plenty of power to handle the smaller room, I'm glad I didn't pay more for the 10 inch model. I appreciate the 90 degree power cord since the panel is on the bottom, but I wish it came with a 90 degree audio cable as well.

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Love it!

Pete from Smithville, TX on 2/6/2019

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This Sub has what it takes! The sound is great and works likes is supposed to.

Pros: Compact and can be placed under a sofa.

Cons: Cannot find any!

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Crutchfield customer from Fitchburg, WI on 2/3/2019

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Great subwoofer. Very adjustable so you can get just the right amount of base and rumble. Highly recommended.

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Crutchfield customer from Duxbury, MA on 1/21/2019

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Unique design not found in other subs. Good looking and easy to hide because it is so thin, unlike a cube. . Front firing element spreads sound around much better than floor-firing cubes.

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Eric from Trotwood, OH on 1/20/2019

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Big sound from a smaller subwoofer. Works great in my smallish condo living room setup.

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Crutchfield customer from Greenfield, NH on 1/16/2019

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Couldn't be more satisfied with your products and customer service. Great company and deals. I know where to continue for excellent audio components.

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Walnut S 808 Sub

Bruce from Dallas, TX on 12/31/2018

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First off, this subwoofer has a great entry level price. There are enough controls to get decent performance from this subwoofer. In my particular case running a pair of bookshelf speakers I was able to dial in acceptable sound with the filter set at 40Hz and Volume around 50%. If I set either control higher the sub started to boom somewhat which got worse increasing either control. Likewise, turning up the volume also caused more boom. I suspect there was a gap in my frequency response at this setting, but it was all together listenable, albeit at low listening levels. This was not a deal breaker for me as this unit was used to round out the sound at low listening levels. The unit did however start to randomly thump. I originally thought there was a thunderstorm in the area and kept walking outside for two hours before I realized the sub woofer was the culprit. Crutchfield has given me a RMA and I am returning for a different unit. I think the unit is well worth it given the price, I probably just received a lemon.

Pros: Great Price Good Sound Small Footprint

Cons: Quality Control

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Two thumbs up... way up!

J. from Pasadena, CA on 12/6/2018

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Added this to my newly downsized stereo "system": a pair of KEF C95s I've been happily listening to for 30 years driven with an NAD D 3020v2. Wasn't looking for thundering disco bass, just a subtle visceral edge to blend seamlessly into an already-magnificent soundscape. ("Is it even on? Oh, wait... now I hear it.") Size & shape were very important; would have bought a sub decades ago but resisted adding a big black cube to my humble decor. I enjoy a wide range of musical genres, but mostly acoustical recordings & classical. This is a beautifully designed & executed product. It brings me great joy.

Pros: Size, shape, appearance, performance, price

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 12/2/2018

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Just what the doctor ordered ! just the right amount of bass

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 11/27/2018

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Perfect for Movies and music in my 200 sq ft room. Looks great also.

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The Little Sub That Could

Chris from Milton, WV on 9/26/2018

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I think this little sub does a great job. My main sub is a Velodyne CT100,,,around 15 years old and still kicking. But this Jamo complements it nicely. Was looking to add a second smaller sub since I upgraded to a 7.2 receiver. This one fit the bill for where I needed it to go. It was a scratch and dent model that looked about new to me. If you're limited on space this will do nicely.

Pros: Small. Sounds great.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Lewiston, ID on 9/20/2018

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Great little sub with good bass. Works wonderfully in my space. Seems to be well built and can get down to some super low bass!!. Crutchfield is a good company to buy from. Great people:)

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Crutchfield customer from Auburn, CA on 7/26/2018

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This is the first 8" subwoofer I have ever owned. I bought this one not because I wanted an 8'' but because of space constraints this unconventionally shaped sub in the 8" size was the only product that would work for my intended use. I gave it five stars based on its build quality, looks, and performance relative to its price. I have multiple playback systems in my house and the subs I currently have in use are a 10" Velodyne, two 12" Hsus, a 12"Dayton Audio, a 12" Klipsch, a 12" Orb, and a 12" Rythmik. And no, this little 8" Jamo won't rattle the windows but your can't expect Ferrari performance at Toyota prices. What it does do is provide more than adequate bass for movies and music in a small to medium listening room at moderate to loud-enough-to-bother-the-neighbors-in the-apartment-next-door listening levels. It is a ported design but is not boomy and for an 8" is surprisingly articulate. You will probably not find a better sounding sub for this price point. I have had more expensive subs that don't sound as good as this one. It compares favorably to 10" subs from well-known manufacturers and costs considerably less. As a bonus it is a relatively unobtrusive piece of furniture if that is important to you or your spouse. And the auto-on function works better almost every other sub I own: even at very low levels it wakes up at the first signal

Pros: Unbeatable performance for the price. Punches way above its weight class.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from New Orleans, LA on 3/25/2018

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Very pleased with this purchase. Quality build and materials. Size and sound are perfect for my needs

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Jamo S 808 SUB

Dan from Clemson, SC on 3/21/2018

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I'll be honest I have been impressed by this little sub. I purchased to replace an older Harmon Kardon sub that was starting to pop and was way to big for the small living room. I primarily chose the Jamo for the price and size. It definitely does the trick for my needs. The sound is pretty clean and definitely has enough power even at 50w. I would recommend this to anyone on a budget needing to add some low end sound in surround system.

Pros: Very small

Cons: I would not use this in a large room as my primary sub.

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Woofer Composition Polyfiber
Firing Direction Side
Wireless No
Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs No
Speaker-Level Outputs No
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 40-120Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq N/A
Phase Switch Yes
Amplifier Output (watts) 50
Frequency Response 39-180 Hz
Height (inches) 18-1/16
Width (inches) 7
Depth (inches) 14
Weight ---
Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 2 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Powered Subwoofer: Equipped with an 8" polyfiber woofer and a 50W (RMS)/100W (Peak) class D amplifier, the Jamo Studio 8 Series S 808 SUB delivers dynamic, powerful bass in any listening environment, from full cinema surround systems to critical two-channel listening.

Bottom Mounted Amplifier: The high powered class D amplifier and input panel is mounted on the bottom of the subwoofer cabinet, making for a clean, unobtrusive look in any orientation. A 90-degree AC power cord and 90-degree mono-RCA cable are included for exceptional space management.

Note: The included rubber feet are required to provide enough space to route the AC power and mono-RCA cable to the bottom-mounted AC input and Line-Level/LFE Input.

Ultra-Slim Enclosure with Down-Firing Slot Port: The S 808 SUB is specifically designed and engineered with a down-firing slot port to provide exceptional output and deep, accurate bass in almost any application despite it's ultra-slim cabinet.

Wood Accents & Woven Cloth Grille: Wood accents give the subwoofer cabinet a handcrafted, natural look. The Jamo S 808 SUB comes with a large woven linen cloth grille with heavy texture which finishes off the powered subwoofer's modern look.

Bottom Mounted Controls: The level control, low pass crossover, and phase control allow you to blend the powered subwoofer's low-frequency tones with your system's other speakers, as well as establish the ideal level of bass. These controls are found on the bottom of the powered sub.

  • Level Control: The level control adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio system. After the sub's level control has been set, the volume control of your AV receiver will be the volume control for both the Jamo powered subwoofer and your connected loudspeakers.
  • Low Pass Crossover: The variable low pass crossover is adjustable from 40-120Hz. The crossover point chosen determines where low bass frequencies are "handed-off" from your AV system's loudspeakers to the Jamo powered subwoofer. Set the crossover point based on the size of your systems' main left/right speakers. If your AV receiver has an LFE output and built-in bass management, then set the S 808 SUB's built-in crossover to "LFE", which bypasses the powered sub's crossover.
  • Phase Control: This control is used to acoustically match the powered subwoofer's output to your main speakers. Select the position either 0˚ or 180˚ in which the powered sub has more output at the main listening position.

Bottom Mounted Mono-RCA/LFE Input: There is a bottom mounted mono-RCA input that can be used for a line-level or LFE signal. If you are using an AV Receiver with an LFE output, along with built-in bass management and subwoofer control, then set the S 808 SUB's built-in low pass crossover to "LFE", which bypasses the subwoofer's low pass crossover. If your AV receiver only has a line-level output, then you will need to adjust the S 808 SUB's built-in low pass crossover from 40-120Hz, based on the size of your front loudspeakers (a mono-to-stereo RCA adapter maybe required in this scenario).

Auto Power On/Off: The Jamo powered subwoofer will automatically turn On when it senses an audio signal. It will automatically go into "Standby mode" after 15-20 minutes with no audio signal. You can also choose to turn the powered sub On or Off manually from the rear-switch on the back.

Mounting Options: The Jamo Studio 8 Series S 808 SUB utilizes an ultra-slim cabinet for exceptional placement flexibility and orientation flexibility - front firing against a wall or side firing next to a media console or cabinet. It can even be placed on its back and hidden underneath a sofa or chair, so the woofer is top firing. Four self-adhesive rubber feet are included to provide a non-slip surface and to isolate the powered subwoofer from the floor, as well as provide space for the AC power cord and subwoofer cable to plug into the bottom of the enclosure.

  • Side Firing Dimensions: 7.0" (w) x 18.0625" (h) x 14.0" (d)
  • Front Firing Dimensions: 14.0" (w) x 18.0625" (h) x 7.0" (d)
  • Top Firing Dimensions: 17.625" (w) x 7.5" (h) x 14.0" (d)
Note: For optimum performance, place your subwoofer in a corner of the room on the same wall as your front channel speakers. Please note that room placement can have a dramatic effect on the performance of your powered subwoofer. Corner placement, as suggested above, will increase the amount of bass output, while placing the subwoofer along the middle of a wall, or out in the room will decrease the amount of bass output.

Jamo Studio 8 Series: The new Jamo Studio 8 series of loudspeakers and powered subwoofers has been engineered and designed to complement and seamlessly blend in today's modern environments and fashionable living spaces. Contemporary material and finish choices accentuate the clean, minimalist lines of this European design, while the compact cabinet architecture is an ideal solution for today's urban living environments.

Note: The Jamo Studio 8 series consists of Floorstanding loudspeakers (S805/S807/S809), bookshelf loudspeakers (S801/S803), center channel speakers (S81C/S83C), Dolby Atmos elevation speaker (S8ATM), and powered subwoofer (S808SW/S810SW).

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Size [ Calen  Aug 18, 2019 ]
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Needed a slim subwoofer that all had attractive, modern styling. [ Nicholas  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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Should fit well in my apartment. Won't take up too much space or get too loud so I annoy the neighbors, but will add a nice deep dimension to sound. [ E  Feb 14, 2019 ]
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Slim, sleek, and gets good reviews [ N  Feb 11, 2019 ]
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I needed a smaller style sub for my smallish condo living room. [ ERIC  Jan 06, 2019 ]
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Small size but good sound [ Benjamin  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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Slim dimension. [ YU EN  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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size [ William  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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The size. [ Carlos  Apr 08, 2018 ]
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Upright design. Unit is going in a four season room that has white paneling so it fits the decor [ Robert  Sep 11, 2019 ]
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Size and configuration [ DAVID W  Aug 21, 2019 ]
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completes my home theater setup with other Jamo speakers that are working well so far. [ Dave  Aug 12, 2019 ]
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It is white [ Leonid  Jun 24, 2019 ]
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Compact, less intrusive option that ties in with white KEF Q100 monitors and the grill cloth matches the fabric on our sectional. The specs/positive reviews were the most critical aspects of the purchase. [ Kevin  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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Size, shape, appearance, reviews [ S  Feb 14, 2019 ]
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I have the Jamo 5.0 system right now. Needed to add some low end [ Josh  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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Price [ Charles  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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Size, shape, reviews, brand [ J Galen  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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connect to amplifier with only a left and right channel .pre out.two channel stereo?
[ roger  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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The speaker company I connected my Jamo S 808 subwoofer to recommended simply connecting it to either the right or left channel. I did this and it worked just fine. You could also get a stereo to mono converter (a sinple y-cable won't work). But these are harder to find and more expensive than you might think. Ultimately you probably won't notice a difference compared to connecting it to just one channel.
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Good morning, Roger. I'm using the sub mini-jack out on my NAD D 3020v2 w/ its own built in low pass crossover, but I just tried the amp's stereo line out mini jack; it seems to work fine but probably would benefit from a different setting on the Jamo sub's built-in crossover which, in the end, you set by ear. Hope this helps. Cheers, J.
[ J Galen  Dec 24, 2018 ]
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Your amp should have a sub out connection,the sub has a built in mono amp that's triggered by your stereo amp,follow instructions that come with the sub
[ Steven  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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I might be mistaken, since I don't entirely understand your question, however if your 2 channel stereo has a pre out, then look for preout with a connection for subwoofer. I'll be sending back to Crutchfield email picture.
[ Jeffrey  Dec 23, 2018 ]

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