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Trying to connect powered subwoofer

I have A sONY str-da4Es reciever and I am trying to connect a new powered subwoofer to it.
I have a monster cable (RCA) connected to sthe pre out subwoofer from the receiver to the rca line in on the sub.
I then changed the menu to say subwoofer-yes.
Still no sound.
Can you help?

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Try setting the speaker settings on the receiver to small.

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