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Can't get bass through subwoofer of my old sony surround sound system when i connect my laptop to amp using 3.5mm jack. laptop is Samsung rv511 and sony amp doesn't have optical in or hdmi in. any ide

Cable that im trying to use is a 3.5mm jack which splits into the audio red/white plugs

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If I understand correctly, you have a 3.5mm plug into your Samsung laptop, which is then connected to your Sony surround system via the red/white RCA plugs. I assume for the input to the Sony you're using a standard audio-in. I would check the speaker setup settings on the Sony to ensure that the "bass" and not just LFE (low frequency effects) are being sent to the sub-woofer. My understanding is that LFE is found only on Dolby or DTS encoded soundtracks, and if the subwoofer is limited to just LFE you wouldn't be getting any bass when listening to two channel stereo from your laptop.

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Additionally please follow the instruction on your user manual to activate the SUB ,as is follows..

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BASS-OUT
Low-frequency (bass) signals can be directed to the
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according to the characteristics of your system. This
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H?,
You have a very good system...one 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)..in 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..
Take care and please Remember to rate/vote and give me 4 Thumbs Up
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