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RCA Problem Hi...I recently purchased the DEH-1800 model CD player and installed it without a problem. When I plugged my existing subwoofer in(via RCA cables) to the Preamp Output, nothing came out of the sub except very little vibration of the cone(no audible noise). I then reinstalled my previous Line Output Converter to check to see if the sub or amp still worked, and the sub played fine. So, what I think is going on is that the RCA Preamp is putting out a signal that has no low frequency audio in it because it has some sort of a passive crossover in it. Is there any way to make my sub able to be played through the RCA Preamp of the DEH-1800 or should I just use my aftermarket LOC? Thanks!

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  • Ryan Lowray Feb 10, 2007

    Hmm, ok. Thanks for your help! So the RCA output is only for higher frequency(mids, tweeters, etc.)? Thanks again! :)

  • rjtfw35 Aug 17, 2008

    My DEH-1800 when plugged into a sub it"motorboats/distorts or cuts out all together when both RCA's are plugged in .I have an older Pioneer that has RCA outs and it works fine with the Sub.

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You need an active subwoofer input in your amplifier.Which amplifier you are using? Only latest pioneer amplifiers has active sub input and sub output which can be connected to subwoofer.If you dont have active input then you will have to connect it the way you did in old player.

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