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How To Hook Klipsch Synergy Subwoofer To Sony STR-DE997?

I have a Sony STR-DE997, circa 2005, potentially a 7.1 system, although I only plan to set up as 5.1. The Sony has a single monaural RCA plug output for a subwoofer. Just got as a gift a new Klipsch Synergy 12 subwoofer (never had subwoofer before). However, the Klipsch has multiple inputs, both "low level" and "high level" (and "outputs"???), and there are two of each input, both Left and Right.

Do I use "low" or the "high" inputs on the Klipsch, and do I run the monaural outlet into just one input, either left or right, or split it into both left and right? Thanks for the help

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SOURCE: no sound coming from subwoofer

sometimes these subwoofers are for builtin amplified subwoofers..so if this is the case it will not work

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

SOURCE: no sound coming from subwoofer

Your receiver does not have a power amp to drive the speaker in the subwoofer while your other amp did. With this receiver you need to use a powered (active) subwoofer which has it's own power amp in it. You can either change out your subwoofer to a powered (active) subwoofer, or keep using your passive (unpowered) one and add a power amp between it and the receiver. The easiest way to tell a powered subwoofer is to see if has a place to plug it into the wall. If it does, it will most likely work in this situation.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony amp str-db940 - protection

Somewhere in your speaker wiring, you have a shorted wire. This short can be as simple as a single strand of wire touching the other terminal on one of the speakers.

With a bright flashlight, look carefully at the back of the receiver and then the speakers for any loose strands.

Posted on May 27, 2008

welcomejee
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SOURCE: I have low volume on two channels of my STR DE975 receiver

I been replied you in chat thread, please check and feel free to ask any question.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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SOURCE: No sound from Sub Pre-out on Onkyo TX-SR606

Also, it could possibly the preout terminal itself that is not working. One way to prove that is by transferring the subwoofer cable from the preout and temporarily transfer it to the tape out section. If it ouputs sound from there, then that means the speaker and the cables are working fine and it's just the preout terminal itself that is not picking up anything. ^_^

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Trying to use a passive subwoofer with STR-DE445

The output of the Sony is "signal only" not power. Being "passive" like your sub. What you need is a sub amp, and they are not cheap, 400-600 on average "min". Unless you have a Velodyne 15 or 18, just get an amplified sub, they start around 150 new. Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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The reason you may find it difficult to connect the Sony Receiver to the Jensen JS650 is that the JS650 does not have a line level input (RCA) to match the RCA subwoofer output of the STR-DE597 receiver. In this case, all you need to do is connect an extra set of speaker wires from the "Speaker B" Left and Right speaker connections on the back of the Sony to the speaker input connectors on the Jensen. On the front panel of the Sony, select speakers A+B settings so that the subwoofer is on in parallel with the front speakers.

I hope this answer is helpful to your home system set up.

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I have a Sony STR-DE597 FM/AM Receiver .It has audio out plug and i have a Jensen js650 100 watt Subwoofer. how can i hook them up? Thanks.


The Jensen JS650 does not accept line level input so you need to use the Front B speaker output from your Sony receiver and not the RCA subwoofer output. Even though your subwoofer is active, it does not support line level (RCA) signals.

Just connect the subwoofer as you would a pair of speakers. Once connected, you make sure the front panel speaker switch on the Sony is set to A+B so you get sound from your existing speakers (A) and subwoofer (B).

I hope that works for you.

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Contact any service technician. Its audio output circuit board need to be troubleshoot. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

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hi pawanh75,

thanks in advance for a very informative setup that you have.

Here are some of possible mods , only if you like and can DIY

( or have someone to help you )


• Using a 6 ohms impedance for an 8 ohm impedance amp clearly

denotes that it heats up the output stages.

(please forgive my very technical words)


• One way to lessen the heat is to install a blower .

Use a 220V blower on top of the receiver.

( air should be in going up direction ).


• Before I proceed further please indicate if having the speaker

connected and having a zero volume , and just letting the receiver

in an "On" state deliverately produce heat on the receiver, or just

when the volume is at medium to high level.


If it s running hot at zero level with speaker , please post.

If it is running hot even without speaker, post also


• It may also helps , if you have a powered subwoofer ( for the low's),

and set settings on your receiver to "small"


Let me know what you find to help you further.





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read the manual

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Sony-STR-DE845-Receivers-manual/id/387ci973/t/2/

First, it must be a self-powered subwoofer, then you've got some settings to select in the receiver.

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