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Can I add a subwoofer to a powered bookshelf computer speaker setup. (no soundcard)

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Hi All,

been a while since i posted so a big hello.

I recently got these bookshelf speakers from a prime day sale.

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers.

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1...B016P9HJIA

I am planning to use them to listen to music from my iphone via the 3.5 mm jack to RCA connector. I also have on the way a bluetooth receiver form taotronics which will let me use these speakers as a bluetooth speaker.

I noticed that the speakers are lacking for Bass and wanted to add a subwoofer.

Can I use a splitter (like below) to send one signal to the speakers and the other to the subwoofer?

https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Spl...c+splitter

Any concerns or drawbacks with this approach?
Any other recommendations on how this could work?
Any recommendations for subwoofer? (below $150)

Many thanks for all the help hug
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Google is your friend in this case.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answe...1280t.html


That said, splitting the signal may cause gain\volume loss.
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You absolutely can.

The only real drawback I see is that all the audio frequencies will go to the sub which is not really conducive to great bass. You can correct this with a low pass filter/crossover which will filter all the frequencies above a certain range.
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You absolutely can.

The only real drawback I see is that all the audio frequencies will go to the sub which is not really conducive to great bass. You can correct this with a low pass filter/crossover which will filter all the frequencies above a certain range.
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