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Wharfdale moviestar 70 speekers and sub

I have 2 rear, 2 front, one centre front and a powered sub (moviestar 70).
I am not getting much out of the sub especially for music, dosent sound too bad for movies but still somthing is not quite right. I have a single cable ronning from the top corner plug (INPUT) going from my yamaha rxv450 amp SUB OUTPUT.
The sub is working but not very strong like I think it should be????
Anyone know how / where to get a user manual for these speakers, thanks.
Can anyone help me on this issue.
Thanks so much.

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I have the same moviestars 70+ plus a yamaha rx-v750 put the crossover on the sub to maximum (left knob) volume (right knob) about 2/3 clockwise. change the crossover on the yamaha to anywhere from 80-120 ( the 120 will put more bass to the sub) if your yamaha has sub level/volume control set it higher, also if it has LFE/sub out set it to sub only.
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Now, to your question, you will not have 5.1 "surround sound" effect with standard sound card, standard sound card will provide only three speakers sound, rear speakers will not connect but bass should be hear. Please switvh power off to the speakers and disconnect all cables from spaekers and connect them for best quality as follows:

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In reality... hang them higher than your head in four corners of your room, front centre higher than sides, woofer lower than sides and below front centre, if they interfere with each other - increase the distance. I hate reality...

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