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How do i connect non passive woofer

I have a woofer that i am trying to connect to the above amplifier. the problem that i have is that there is on jack at the back of the amp but i have to bare wires that come from the woofer. i have tried putting a jack on the end and plugging it in but the amp recognises it but no sound will come from it been trying for 2 weeks now and pulling my hair out. can someone please help

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This receiver can only take a self powered subwoofer I'm afraid. You could get a power amp and power the sub like that but in the long run I really think you would be happyer to get a new subwoofer. Good Luck

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How To Bi-Amp And Bi-Wire Speakers!


What is the difference between bi-wiring and bi-amping?
Bi-wiring is using the same power source (amplifier) but separately connecting that power source to a woofer and a midrange/tweeter on a speaker.

Bi-amping is using two separate power sources (amplifiers) and connecting one amplifier to a woofer and the other amplifier to a midrange/tweeter on a speaker.

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