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Sub Woofer will not work with my other two speakers.

A cheep sub woofer once worked with my two JBL speakers, but only in DVD mode playing CD's. The sub stopped working so I purchased a Polk sub and it too will not work. The Sony only lights up the SB ( Subwoofer) box in Movie mode for 6 Channel, but I only have a pair of speakers. The sound is faint in this mode compared to 2 CH or stereo mode.
Any suggestions? Thanks

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Ok SB is for surrond back. but i think i now what the problem is. if your receiver is in multi channel decoding some times the bass will olny come out of your main speakers. and how to change this is go to SET UP in main menu on your receiver make sure you got NORM SET on and then go over in tell it has your main speakers highlited and change that to SMALL not LARGE and sarry for the spelling hope i helped

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