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Sw 300 powered sub woofer

What amp or receiver would i need to set up suround sound system
my sub has outlets for wire to conect and also red and white input.

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Re: sw 300 powered sub woofer

It sounds like your subwoofer acts as a receiver in its own right. Many low-budget home theater systems act this way, and it may in fact have a Dolby Pro Logic II encoder in it. Your best bet is to hook up either the speakers it came with, or purchase speakers from your local audio visual store. Check its power rating per speaker (in watts) in your manual, and purchase speakers that are rated for it.

The "red and white" input you mention are RCA connectors, and should allow you to connect a source to your system. If you have any more specific questions, please post them here.

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4) The sub need to be serviced.

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