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No Output Subwoofer

The receiver works perfectly, all speakers work, subwoofer has power, subwoofer has output when it's cord is plugged into its back and the other end touches metal on the back of the receiver making a loud bass noise. There is only one way to connect the subwoofer, from "out" on the back of the receiver, into the only port on the back of the subwoofer. The subwoofer does nothing when plugged in correctly.

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  • Crippler Jan 25, 2008

    I have the same problem! However, my issues just started! The system (Sub woofer) worked fine the last few years, I recently had to move everything and set it back up again and Im having the same exact issue as described. I have power to the subwoofer, and if the end not conected to the sub woofer is touched by anything it makes a loud bass sound but does not work when plugged back into the reciever??????

  • paisan Mar 03, 2008


  • paisan Mar 03, 2008

    same problem..

  • stoal76 Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Sony MHC-S7AV I have checked the systems menu, and confirmed that the sub is set to on and the volume is up, when testing with the test tone pattern the picture on the amp doesn't show the Sub picture but it shows all the other speakers.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?

  • paisan May 11, 2010

    still does not work

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    When connecting subwoofers in separate Chanel's on back of crown power amp xti 2,000 only one channel will work, but when only connecting regular passive speakers to the separate Chanel's, with out connecting the subwoofers,then both channel's work, how can I connect the subwoofers and the regular passive speakers to make both channels work on power amp.



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On my AV amp it has separate volume for each speaker. I have to press the sound button
on the remote to access this. The subwoofer setting has to be set to between +4dB and maximum.
If your subwoofer has it's own volume control set your receiver to maximum and set your subs
volume from its' own control.

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Hi, ya , some recievers have its setup where u have to enable the sub out,, check the menu carefully, also the player menu if the sub is on or off, let me know..

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