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Hooking up the sub

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I have no idea what i am doing here and need some advise. I have bought, separately a bose 7 speaker kit (a passive sub and 3 pair of cubes) and an active sub from a 5 series IV kit. I want to run them all separately through a Denon 2805 for movies and music but I can't work out how to connect the sub. The active sub has what looks like an s-video input on it so does that mean the other ends need to be bare or should i get RCA's and put them through the pre-outs. thanks in advance, Audioclot

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To connect the passive sub you have to connect the provided wires to the receiver then to the sub's inputs and from the sub's outputss to the cube speakers. It seems complicated but you'll see that is very easy if you lokk at the sub's connection panel.
Hope that i helped...

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  • vassilis1924 Jan 18, 2009

    sorry for the mistakes.. i wrote it in the night without enough light..

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