I installed a Sony XAV-W1 and connected 2 sets of RCA's to it. One set to the front output the other to the Sub output. My problem is that the HU is not seeing the rca's connected to the sub out and giving me sub control from the hu. The manual says to connect everything then press the reset button for the system to see the cables but that is not working. Any sugestions?
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The Sub Output is a dedicated subwoofer preout the sends signal to your sub amp and allows you to set and control you sub independently from the rest of your speakers. You must have a separate subwoofer amp to utilize thus feature.
1) the JX-S900 needs to be a proper matrix switcher. It has to have the ability to route 1 input to more than one output.
2) the sub signals need to be low level RCA/phono, and not high level speaker wire connections. That's not just about the type of connector. It's about the signal going through those wires. A low level RCA/phono sub connection conducts a maximum 0.7 Volt. A speaker wire connection can transmit 30 Volts! If you put 30 Volts in to a line level switching device such as the JX0S900 you'll fry it.
Provided that the above two criteriia are both met, then yes it will work.
Connect the AV receiver's sub out to Source 1 - white RCA phono.
Connect the two subs mono LFE Left input (white RCA) or the single black RCA/phono inputs to the JVC's outputs 1 and 2 - white RCA/phono.
Set the source routing: input 1 goes to output 1 and 2
Connect front the sub out (single) on the amp to one of the rca inputs on the sub, This will work reasonably well but to make the most from the sub buy a 2 rca to 1 rca cable and use it to connect both rca inputs on the sub to the single output on the amp
First of all get yourself a Y-LINK cable. (single male RCA on one side/ double female RCA on the other side) Connect the Y-LINK to your head unit sub woofer output with the stereo RCA that leads to the sub woofer amplifier. Now you are connected to the correct output.
I do not know what head unit you had connected before to base your comparison, however there is a output voltage difference from one head unit to another, (1.2V, 2V, 2.5V, 4V, 5V) and that is what determines where the gain on the amplifier should be set to. Always match the headunit output voltage with the amplifier gain control to be the same.
It is not uncommon for some entry level units to have a single sub woofer output.
In order for this to work, you will need an external amplifier. Your receiver is set up to use a "powered" sub. With only speaker connections on the sub, it is a "passive" sub requiring a separate amp.
If your receiver has a dedicated subwoofer line level output, we recommend connecting your subwoofer to this jack. Most receivers will have just one (mono) subwoofer output, while quite a few subs require two inputs. You can use an RCA "Y" adapter cord , which is a cable with one female RCA jack at one end, and two male RCA plugs at the other. Some receivers require menu settings (such as "sub-on" or "front speakers-small") that must be made before the sub output will be active.
1 Use MULTI-CONTROL to select SW CONTROL. 2 Press MULTI-CONTROL to display the setting mode. # Press BACK to return to the previous display. 3 Press MULTI-CONTROL to select the segment you wish to set. Press MULTI-CONTROL repeatedly to switch the segment in the following order: REAR SP (rear speaker setting)—PREOUT (RCA output setting) 4 Use MULTI-CONTROL to select the desired setting. Turn to change the setting. When REAR SP (rear speaker setting) is selected. REAR SP:SUB W(subwoofer)—REAR SP:FULL (full-range speaker) When PREOUT (RCA output setting) is selected. PREOUT:SUB W (subwoofer)—PREOUT:REAR (full-range speaker) # When no subwoofer is connected to the rear output, select REAR SP:FULL.
Well, as I know, your Cerwin Vega subwoofer is designed for use with stereo systems. Therefore, it has only 2 channels for input, and 2 channels for output as well. However, you can try this out; the first thing I suggest is that you hook up your main front channels through the subwoofer. All you have to do is to connect the subwoofer input to the front channel output on the amp, then hook up your front speakers to the satellite output on the subwoofer. As long as you make sure that system is working on 8 ohms, I believe this can activate the subwoofer.