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Subwoofer I have a Pioneer 5.1 receiver with an RCA female plugin for the output to the subwoofer. The subwoofer input does not have a female RCA connector. The subwoofer input has a L & R/red and black speaker wire input. How do I connect the subwoofer?

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I have a bad female R.C.A. input will not keep a connection. It does work if you jiggle it.

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Re: subwoofer

Most AV receivers do not have a built in amplifier block to drive a subwoofer, and merely provide the subwoofer output channel at line voltage. Thus, a powered subwoofer is required. Does the subwoofer require mains power? From your description, I'm guessing it doesn't. If not, it does not have a buit in amplifier, you will need to purchase a monoblock amplifier, which is just a mono amplifier with a volume control, no tone controls or anything else. Make sure that the amplifier power rating is as close as possible to the subwoofer power rating, as it is quite possible to blow a speaker by using an amplifier whose power output is too low, by overdriving the amplifier , and putting DC through the voice coil when the amplifier clips. If it does require mains power, it will have an amplifier built in, but does not have line level inputs.

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