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Surround speakers, how to get them to work AIWA Z-1800

Hello, I've plugged the speakers into the socket which says "Surround speakers" and "sub woofer" but my sub + surround speakers don't work. do I need to have another line in appart from VIDEO/AUX?

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Make sure you have each component linked to your system and thew sound for each input set to prologic to get surround sound.

Hope this helps.

CABLE GUY.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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