Question about Sony Audio Players & Recorders
The subwoofer comes with dual split wires but hookup to receiver requires a male plug
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You probably wont experience any sound quality losses, however, you may pick up mains hum that will be noticeable at low levels, and also prevent you sub from auto turning off. It will also be suseptible to RF interference, such as that from taxi and police radios,and mobile phones. Try it first, you may find that it works ok. Your house may have foil building paper as insulation that will sheild the outside sources of Rf interference. The mobile phones however... If it doesnt work, I suggest you use the existing speaker cable to pull through for a run of decent audio coax. This way you will not end up with any unwanted signal getting into your sub.
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Posted on Jun 03, 2008
That type of subwoofer is not used with this receiver. This receiver actually outputs no power for a subwoofer, therefore only needs a plain ol' rca signal wire. This is due to the fact that you need a powered sub... one that you plug in to the wall and it has its own built in amp. you simply run an rca from yyour 505s to that sub.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
As I implied earlier, take a clue from the physical style of connectors for both parts of the subwoofer function in the old and new receivers:
RCA connections are for Line Level signal between components only.
The input (bare wire) at the speaker is for AMPLIFIED signal.
You can't just modify one to fit the other and expect magic to happen. Be glad you didn't do it the other way around and modify an amplified (speaker level) outout into a Line Level input. You likely would have smoked that component.
Your subwoofer is a passive speaker, that is, like any other speaker it needs an amplifier. Many subs are self-powered (amp built-in) and they would mate well with the RCA sub output of the receiver.
Get yourself an Active (self-amplified) Subwoofer and run UN-MODIFIED RCA cables to it, according to its instructions, from the Sub Out of the receiver. Or get an amplifier between your receiver and the sub you have.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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Your sub-woofer apparently does not have an amplifier built into it. This type requires you to use your front left and front right speaker output to got through it to your regular speakers. It is called a passive sub-woofer for that reason.
To set it up, Connect your front speakers to the "output" of the sub. It should say "to speakers" on it.
Then connect the Speaker Outputs for the left front and right front on your Denon AVR-391 directly to the Sub. It should say on the back of the Sub "to amplifier".
Here is some theory you should know, if you don't already know it, that will help you get a satisfactory result in setting up this system.
There is a condition on setting up all speakers and subs that not everyone know. It's call "phase alignment". Phase alignment (A Good Thing) refers to all of the speakers in a system moving in the same direction (in and out) at the same instant in time. This gives you much clearer sound and better response from your sub-woofer.
Phase Cancellation (a bad thing) is when some of the speakers are moving out and other moving in during the very same instant in time. It causes problems in sound.
IN A SUB-WOOFER, IT CAN CANCEL OUT THE LOW NOTES.
Here is how to handle it:
On the back of the receiver the speaker terminal outputs are colored Red and Black. Black is considered negative and Red is considered positive. On the back of the Sub woofer and on the speakers the same colors apply. MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THE CONNECTIONS GO BLACK TO BLACK AND RED TO RED WHEN CONNECTING UP THE SPEAKER WIRES.
The system will work either way. But you will have severe bass loss if the woofer wiring is out of phase because of phase cancellation.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Jan 05, 2011
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