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SW-12 subwoofer not working

Infinity sw-12 is not working, everything is out of box, any help wuld be great.

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the best connection is to connect your sub to the output connector (subwoofer) of your HTR. it should have one. But you can also connect parallel to the speakers, any of right or left speakers or both. i normally connect to the speaker set B if thorugh the speaker connections.

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Page 8...

Shows the currently active channels depending on decoding mode and source material. Icons lit indicate active channels in the source material. Icons with a box around them indicate actual channels being output separately.

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on the back of your receiver is a subwoofer pre-out, connect one cable here, and connect the other end of this cable to your subwoofer - line level in. (depends on your subwoofer and receiver) but that's how mine is connected. yours will be similar.

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Usually, a subwoofer will have its own built-in power amplifier. Thus, it will be designed to plug into a standard RCA jack (the type used for DVD players, etc). rather than having wires to connect to a speaker terminal block. Look for a jack on the back of the receiver called "Subwoofer", or simply "SW". If your subwoofer has 2 single wires, it WON'T work with your reveiver's subwoofer output, as this output only carries a line-level signal and is not amplified. You would need a separate power amplifier for this type of SW. If your SW speaker has a DVD-type plug, it should work fine with the receiver's SW output jack.

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Turn off the receiver and turn back on- the subwoofer should be on

The operator manual can be downloaded on the web site--- free

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