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Powered Or Unpowered Subwoofers For Onkyo TX-8511

Should I connect powered or unpowered subwoofers to my Onkyo TX-8511 stereo receiver?
Also, I'm assuming I can just run speaker wire from each speaker to the subwoofers. Is that correct?

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Greg- Powered subs are better than non-powered subs (also known as passive subs), anyway I see the TX-8511 has no sub pre-out on the back panel, so you need to decide what sub you will use and run from the receivers left and right speakers output into a subwoofers speaker in from speakers then back out to speakers, look at the back of a subwoofer and you will see like 4 sets of speaker hookups 2 in and 2 out, what this does is takes the low end or bass and drops the signal to the subwoofer then takes the mids and highs out to your left and right speakers, unless your regular left and right stereo speakers have large woofers a sub is the way to go.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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