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Subwoofer Good Day,  I have no subwoofer output from my unit. I have checked all connections and speaker settings carefully. However, when I separate the receiver from the unit hook up a dvd player and two speakers, the subwoofer plays fine. The impedance selector is set all the way over and set properly (all my speakers are in working order, as is the other componants). Am I missing something?  Thanks Larry

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I need to connect the sub to my denon amp, can I get a cable to do this?

It all depends on the subwoofer; powered, or not powered. Most receivers have a low level output connection, 300millivolts: via an RCA type jack, labeled Subwoofer Output. With some of older subwoofers, you connect your speaker terminals from your Denon, to the subwoofer. From the subwoofer, you connect the output terminals to your front speakers. For more infomation, please contact me at Thank you.

Oct 31, 2013 | Home Theater Systems

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How do I hook up my lifestyle 20 . I bought it second hand and my speakers have wires.

Hi Mark,

I'm assuming you have the original speaker cables that came with the system (it looks like the connectors on the small speaker side are not standard connectors). If that is the case, the two smaller speakers should connect to the Left and Right 'Output to Cube Speakers' plugs on the larger subwoofer box. A 3rd cable from that subwoofer box should connect from the "audio input" connector on that box to the to the "Speaker zone 1" plug on the main unit.

Plug both the main unit and the subwoofer into power outlets, turn them both on and you should be all set. If you click on the link below, pages 7 - 8 of the owner's guide have a good description and pictures of this configuration. The rest of that guide may come in handy too.

Bose Lifestyle 20 Owner's Guide

I hope this helps,
- Kevin

Dec 30, 2011 | Bose Lifestyle 20 System

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I have a sony HTDDW7600, i cannot get the dedicated subwoofer amp to work. The fan is running on it, but for some reason the only way i can get it to do anything is to unplug the cable that goes from the...

You have a very good of the best of SONY..SUB does not get activated automatically especially on STEREO mode.DIRECT STEREO Notes • No sound will be output from the subwoofer.
.your system has Dedicated Power Amplifier for 2 Externally Driven Sub-Woofers (200W RMS x 2) order to activate the sub woofer amplifier you need to make a selection on the surround modes while you are switching the modes of the surround you will see the speaker position on the display of receiver as well..if you do not see the sub woofer it wont be activated..Sound Field Program (A.F.D) is a good example to test it..
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Additionally please follow the instruction on your user manual to activate the SUB ,as is follows..

Low-frequency (bass) signals can be directed to the
subwoofer and/or the front left and right speakers
according to the characteristics of your system. This
setting also determines the routing of the LFE (low-
frequency effect) signals found in Dolby Digital or DTS
Choices: SWFR (subwoofer), FRONT, BOTH
• Select SWFR if you connect a subwoofer. LFE and
low-frequency signals from other channels are directed
to the subwoofer according to the speaker settings.
• Select FRONT if you do not use a subwoofer. LFE and
low-frequency signals from other channels are directed
to the front speakers according to the speaker settings
(even if you have previously set the front speakers to
• Select BOTH if you connect a subwoofer and you want
to output low-frequency signals from front channels to
both the front speakers and subwoofer. LFE and low-
frequency signals from other channels are also directed
to the subwoofer according to the speaker settings. Use
this function to reinforce low-frequency signals using
the subwoofer when playing back sources such as CDs.

Jun 23, 2011 | Sony MUTEKI HTDDW1600 Theater System

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Hello, We have Bose Lifestyle 12 system. It has been working great until now for 10 years. We moved homes locally with in town. Now when I tried to hook up my system, there is no sound coming out of the...

Please check if the AC cord of Acoustimass module has a good connection to AC outlet, also check all the connections specially the cable that goes to the system control unit jack, for your reference in the link below you can see and download the manual of your Bose system:

Mar 04, 2011 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

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I have an rt2870 and am just wondering where i connect the yellow subwoofer cord to the TV at, and i set my tv setting for the surround sound

You shouldn't connect the subwoofer to the TV. Just connect the Right and Left audio cables (red and white RCA plugs) to the TV audio out and then the other side goes receiver's audio in. If you are using the subwoofer that came with the unit, connect it to the sub port (purple and grey or black striped). The red and black striped cable goes to the subwoofer control.

If you are using another active subwoofer, connect it to the RCA jack labeled Subwoofer Audio OUT.

If you have a 3-plug RCA cable that is a composite video cable. The yellow plug carries the video, the red and white carry the audio signal. This cable is most often used for connecting older VCRs and game systems to a TV (or newer devices to an older TV). Thus leave the yellow jack dangling if using it for an audio cable.

Set your TV to use the external audio speakers and the receiver will take care of the signal to the subwoofer. (You only would connect the speakers individually for a computer sound system.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sep 19, 2010 | RCA RT2870 Theater System

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Can i hook up a center speaker to the vr 670

directly you dont, you must have separate amplifier for subwoofer (only), or can connect to optical output, and connect to digital home theather amp

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I have a subwoofer with standard speaker wire connection, how to I attach to a receiver with a subwoofer cable?

The Subwoofer is Likely Passive....meaning no amplifier is within the enclosure itself....the incompatible connectors mean you cannot connect the subwoofer itself to your surround sound system.

look for a Suitable stand-alone (1 Channel) Amplifer with sufficent power.....connect the RCA Imputs (subwoofer cable) to the Recievers RCA subwoofer output....then connect the amplifier's output to the the wire going into the subwoofer enclosure....if there is a plastic connector simply cut it off and strip the wires down a sufficent lenght....then secure the wires to the output of the amplifier.

if you do this make sure you know the ohm rating of the subwoofer and the minimum ohm rating of the amplifier your using.

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Subwoofer with speaker wire?

Back in the old days, subwoofers were powered by the voltage from your receiver, through speaker wire.
Nowadays, subwoofers have their own power, hence not having speaker wire connections anymore.
It's unlikely that you'll be able to connect your old subwoofer to your new receiver.
You'd need to get a new one, which if you don't mind buying closeout, can be found on eBay pretty cheap.

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Center channel speaker output problem

Check for the speaker separately for proper working? If needed change the speaker and check it ok.

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Problem w/ Panasonic SA-HT700 speakers

Try looking in the audio settings,it might be configured for stereo/mono or any number of surround sound settings e.g; 5:1, 7:1 In which case it might shut off the power to the circuit board inwhich the speakers are connected.If that fails .......Take it back!! Either the connection inside the speakers is faulty or the connections in the unit are faulty.

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