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Bose AM-500 Acoustimass Bass module hookup to new Sony STR-DG910 Receiver

The hookups for a sub woofer unit on the Sony Receiver are for RCA connectors. All other speaker connections are for the dual pair red and black speaker wires. My older model Bose AM-500 Acoustimass Bass module doesn't have any RCA connections so I don't know how to connect it and the bass sound is suffering on my surround system. Any ideas or tips would be greatly appreciated!!!

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It need it own sub out speaicl done so bye bose steyem crossovers wont work right in your set up nee dto upgrade the sub try mtx

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