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Subwoofer preout and bass

My subwoofer is a different brand (TR-8200), but has L/R inputs that I use a Y connector to my receiver subwoofer preout. I also tried sending my front speakers through the subwoofer then into the receiver....Nothing! I've tried all different settings in the receiver itself from changing speaker sizes to PLUS and still nothing. No bass or sound (except I can tell it's on) coming from the sub woofer and hardly any bass coming from the 5 speakers. I tried to individually increase the bass through the reciever to each speaker, hardly made a difference. This system was working fine until I moved it from the basement to my first floor. Never banged it and it's not blown. What did I miss? Please help. Thanks

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Did you tell the receiver that you have a subwoofer connected (thru the quick setup)?

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