If I plug a regular speaker into the subwoofer out put, should I get some kind of sound or something? I have a new Yamaha rx-v661. I have a bose Aucoustomatic 15 system and I don't know if it is working or not. I need to know If there is any out put or not before I pack and ship the Bose in for repairs.
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There should be two jacks on the back that say SUBWOOFER in the "preout" section of the back panel that is directly above the speaker jacks. Either of these jacks should work for your sub hook-up. Also make sure that you set your front speakers to small in the speaker setup menu, otherwise there will be output to the subwoofer jacks.
Hi, Your sub-woofer apparently does not have an amplifier built into it. This type requires you to use your front left and front right speaker output to got through it to your regular speakers. It is called a passive sub-woofer for that reason. To set it up, Connect your front speakers to the "output" of the sub. It should say "to speakers" on it. Then connect the Speaker Outputs for the left front and right front on your DenonAVR-391 directly to the Sub. It should say on the back of the Sub "to amplifier". Here is some theory you should know, if you don't already know it, that will help you get a satisfactory result in setting up this system. There is a condition on setting up all speakers and subs that not everyone know. It's call "phase alignment". Phase alignment (A Good Thing) refers to all of the speakers in a system moving in the same direction (in and out) at the same instant in time. This gives you much clearer sound and better response from your sub-woofer. Phase Cancellation (a bad thing) is when some of the speakers are moving out and other moving in during the very same instant in time. It causes problems in sound. IN A SUB-WOOFER, IT CAN CANCEL OUT THE LOW NOTES. Here is how to handle it: On the back of the receiver the speaker terminal outputs are colored Red and Black. Black is considered negative and Red is considered positive. On the back of the Sub woofer and on the speakers the same colors apply. MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THE CONNECTIONS GO BLACK TO BLACK AND RED TO RED WHEN CONNECTING UP THE SPEAKER WIRES. The system will work either way. But you will have severe bass loss if the woofer wiring is out of phase because of phase cancellation. Hope this helps, Best Regards, Mark
Hello, are you using the subwoofer output on the receiver? Did you turn the subwoofer on within the receivers onscreen setup? this requires going into the menu selecting speaker setup and telling the receiver that you do have a subwoofer connected.
if you have done all this I would try to fist make sure the sub is working. easiest way is to plug a source directly into the rca inputs of the sub and see if it powers up. A CD player or even an ipod with the right connector will work.
if the sub powers on and produces sound then the issue is in the receiver and you will have to play with the setup. Its possible that the output jack is bad, I've had that happen when I pulled on an RCA cable and pulled out the socket but that's rare.
Is the subwoofer set to turn on automaticly when a signal is sensed? does it have a switch to select high or low level inputs (speaker jacks or RCA connections on the back)
hope that helps remember start by making sure the sub works then figure out why the receiver isn't sending a signal.
Several things could cause this, to make sure the sub woofer is working at all disconnect the cable from the back of the receiver. You should hear some sort of output from the subwoofer when you handle the plug. IF so replace the plud and go into your settings menu (press the A and B button at the same time) and go through the speaker set up. It may be that the receiver has not retained the memory that there is a sub woofer connected.
Any powered sub-woofer will work with it. Check the back of the Technics, make sure there is an RCA output labeled "Sub-woofer" or "Woofer" or "Sub". If so, you can get any brand of powered sub woofer and it will work. A powered sub-woofer is one with an amplifier for the sub built into the box and you will need to plug it into an A/C outlet as well. The only exceptions to what will work with this unit is to make sure you are not buying a sub-woofer that is made to only work with the companion unit it is originally sold with. Many Panasonic and JVC sub woofers are like this. Just look for a sub-woofer that is not part of any system. Velodyne makes some really great sub-woofers that would work nice with yours, but they can be a little expensive, but they are very good.
If your Technics has no RCA output for the sub-woofer, you will need to make sure that whatever powered sub-woofer you buy has a speaker level input for it. Most powered sub-woofers have this feature, so that you may just run the front speaker outputs of the receiver into the subwoofer and then the sub-woofer will have a set of speaker outputs right below the speaker inputs so you can still have your front speakers connected to that and not loose anything from your system.
I hope I have explained this in a manner you will understand easy, if not just post whatever questions you may have right on this thread and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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THIS UNIT HAS NO SUB WOOFER AMP IN IT. THE ONLY WAY TO OVER COME THIS IS TO HOOK THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SPEAKERS STRAIGHT TO THE SUB WOOFER AND THEN GO FROM THE SUB WOOFER BACK TO THE INPUTS ON THE BACK OF THE UNIT FOR THE FRONT SPEAKERS. THE SUB WOOFER THIS WAY WILL EXTRACT THE BASS AND THE FRONT WILL RECEIVE THEIR PART. THIS SOUNDS CRAZY AS HELL I KNOW BUT THAT'S HOW I GOT MINE TO WORK. THE OUTPUT FOR THE SUBWOOFER IS USELESS AND PUT THERE FOR YOU TO HOOK UP AN AMP FOR A SUB WOOFER. EVERYTHING HAS SHORT COMINGS, AND THAT'S THE ONE FOR THE AX-720.
you coudl use a single rca to a left and right rca cable. However most woofers will have a lfe single rca input on the woofer that you connect to a single rca on the receiver.
Are you sure you are not confusing the +/- on the woofer that is used to connect your speakers? ie. my woofer has the +/- so i can connect to my front speakers and my receiver to filter the low frequency sounds via the woofer.