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Woofer problem I have just purchased a pioneer VSX-516-S AV Receiver i am having problems getting my sub woofer to work it recognises it but no sound comes out, my subwoofer has two speaker wires coming out of the back with two jacks on the end, the problem that i have is there is only on jack input for the sub woofer on the above receiver. i have tried both subwoofer jacks but without success. Tried joining the wires together and have one jack but that does not work either been trying for a week hope you can help

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If I am not mistaking here, you need a self powered subwoofer to use with this unit. Those are line driven outputs for this unit. Make sure there is a wall plug on the sub that is plugged in. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 07, 2007

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