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Cant get bass, fuse is fine

MY kenwood VR-405 surround reciever has one rca jack output for subwoofer labeled "preout" and the kenwood KS-303HT subwoofer has two rca jacks for input (red and white). I can not get bass. I tried using a single rca jack, using only one of input. Did not work also i checked fuse its fine

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You don't say if you've configured the Receiver to know you have a subwoofer (under Multicontrol - SUBW YES). Unless it knows about the Sub it won't send anything out that single "preout". You can get an RCA splitter to run that single output to both inputs in the Sub.

Just as an experiment, temporarily run one a pair of cables from the REC OUT to the Sub's inputs and tune an FM station to prove the Sub amplifier is alive. If it's still silent, it's dead. If there is sound (muffled) you need to go back to the Receiver to figure out why the Sub Preout is signal-starved.

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