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Elite VSX-90TXV AV Receiver Installation w/surround sound & Plasma TV & DVD

There are several methods of connectivity as I read the operators guide. I have a VSX-90TXV AV Receiver with a Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 600 Surround sound system with powered sub-woofer. Plasma Flat Panel TV & DVD. All to be controlled by the VSX-90TXV receiver.

Do you have one or more wiring diagrams I could take advantage of?

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Elite might have one or more wiring diagrams you could take advantage of.

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SOURCE: Connecting a sub-woofer to Pioneer VSX-453 surround reciever

connect to same terminals as front speakers, this will also cause reduced volume from front speakers. (as per owners manual)

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SOURCE: RCA Sub-Woofer

Did you try making sure the subwoofer is turned on under the set up menu on the Sony Receiver?

Press Set Up, Press the left or right button above the scroll wheel until you get to SW. It should say SW: ON or SW: OFF. If it says SW: OFF, use the Scroll wheel to scroll right until it says SW: ON. Also, make sure you aren't in 2CH mode, try A.F.D or surround sound.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

SOURCE: Pioneer VSX-4900S Receiver Connections

I know this is an old post but run front speaker outputs to the inputs on the sub then from the sub to the front speakers. bam!! it should work

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SOURCE: connection a JBL surround cinema speakers with sub to a Yamaha

if you do not have the digital hook up from the tv to the reciever
304c659.gif then you will not get the subwoofer sounds or the dolby digital sounds
if you don't have this on your tv then just turn off the dolby digital when watching the tv , and you should be able to hear the subwoofer thru the virtual surround sound
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SOURCE: Connecting a sub-woofer to Pioneer VSX-453 surround reciever

I got the same issue. But, I go ahead hooked it up two banana plugs on teh VCR outlet. It works fine on my Cerwin Vega Sub.

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I wrote this for a different receiver, but if you account for minor differences to your receiver this will work just fine.

There's good news and bad news. The bad news you need a separate amp because a multichannel receiver with Bose 901's attached as recommended for a standard stereo receiver will only sound right in STEREO on stereo analog material. The other speakers around the room are not designed to receive its Active Equalization and if you engage your Tape Monitor you will NOT BE ABLE TO HEAR DIGITAL sources at all. Tape Monitor is for analog stereo material only and on modern AV receivers it disables any digital inputs so you really can't use the Tape Monitor circuit or attached devices for modern digital sources. However, you can still employ the various DSP options to spread 2-channel analog source material around the room. I do.

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You could get by with just a stereo amp for the 901's. A Carver M-200 is a good efficient amplifier that would have you cooking just fine (2x100W). Run it with the Active EQ between the receiver Front L&R Pre-Outputs ** and the 901's amp channels.

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