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I am trying to hook up a powered sub to a stereo receiver which doesn't have an output for a sub, how do I go about doing that?

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Does the sub have speaker wires in and out run fronts wires from sterio fronts to theins of sub then outs form sub to fronts ok set cross over at 100 or so

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A WOOFER LIKE THIS ---- IS THIS A STORE BOUGHT POWERED SUB WOOFER ? DOES IT HAVE IT'S OWN CROSSOVER BUILT INSIDE ?? I WOULD GUESS IT NEEDS TO BE HOOKED
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flathead30,
This is an old question but if you have not yet figured anything out, hear is a suggestion.

Without buying any other electronics, use your tape output on the receiver and let your sub's built in crossover to filter the highs out of the signal.

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