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Can I connect a powered sub woofer to my VR-715

It originally had a plain one that was destroyed in a flood and it seems they are not replaceable. Are all stand alone sub woofers powered,and if I can connect a powered sub what size and how does it hook up.Or can you tell me where to find one similar to an original.

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  • dgolden7 Dec 15, 2008

    I just need to know if there is any where to buy a repalcement sub woofer that just connects to the receiver. (not the electrical plug in type) Or is there an electrical plug in type that is compatable with the VR-715

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SOURCE: Connecting a sub-woofer to Pioneer VSX-453 surround reciever

connect to same terminals as front speakers, this will also cause reduced volume from front speakers. (as per owners manual)

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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SOURCE: connecting 2 sub woofers to denon 1506 receiver

Most receivers only handle one sub at a time. If you are deadset on connecting two, you might want to consider how much power your receiver will give to each if you split the signal then determine the power of each sub. If the subs aren't the same you can be sure they will sound strange.

If they are identical and your receiver has enough power to handle them both, examine the connection the subs use to connect to the receiver and split the connection by buying a splitter at a local radioshack.

You will probably be better off using the better of the two subs instead of having both connected. Your sound quality will be more balanced and clear when it comes to bass.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Sub woofer output port does not seem to work on my

Is the 407 set up to drive the unknown sub. It's not just plug n play.

The manual will guide you, around page 15. Also refer to your subwoofer manual. Try retrevo.com for that one.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Kenwood-VR-407-Receivers-manual/id/480ag200/t/2/




Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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SOURCE: I can't get my sub woofer to receive a signal from

Yes. It's in the manual.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Kenwood-KR-V990D-Receivers-manual/id/479ci955/t/2/

Posted on Aug 23, 2011

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Alright i had a chance to look over things, this is how you are going to hook up the sub. first we'll be connecting the surround sound unit to the sub woofer.
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right front: positive (+) <-----to------------->(+) right speaker level in
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The manual will guide you, around page 15. Also refer to your subwoofer manual. Try retrevo.com for that one.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Kenwood-VR-407-Receivers-manual/id/480ag200/t/2/




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