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I have a samsung subwoofer that has 2 "red and black" or pos and neg inputs on the back and thats it, no volume knob or anything. I have found at radio shack a cord that lets me plug in at pos and neg and then plug into my receiver as a "prong." I still have no sound. whats the problem?

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  • Riddler83 Mar 03, 2008

    There doesnt appear to be a cord to plug it in with, just the 2 red and blakc inputs on the back and i dont think i can take the face plate off. The model type is samsung PS-WTX72

  • Riddler83 Mar 03, 2008

    the receiver is a yamaha and is very nice. Well, it was in tis hay day. The model is RX-V659. What exactly is a subwoofer receiver? how would i use it or get one? The subwoofer is not plugged into anything than the wires going from the woofer to the receiver, and there is no power cord comming from the woofer

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The sub woofer most likely needs to be powered, is it also plugged into the wall? Otherwise it's not receiving an amplified signal strong enough to move it's diaphram.

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    Dean Joly Mar 03, 2008

    Then you need an amplified output on your receiver. If it's a inexpensive receiver or part of a home theatre in a box kit then it probably doesn't have one. MOST subwoofers are powered and the signal comming from the receiver has very low power.



    Another option would be the connect some kind of subwoofer amplifer between the receiver and sub. You would need to know what the wattage is of the sub and find a suitable amp. I looked around the web and that doesn't seem to be a very popular item. :-(



    Sorry! I take it the sub didn't come with the receiver then.

  • Dean Joly
    Dean Joly Mar 03, 2008

    A subwoofer amplifier is a device that would amplify the subwoofer signal from your receiver to a stronger signal that would drive your subwoofer. Kinda like the ones used in car audio. I have never seen one of these as the amplifier is usually always built right into the sub. Speak to someone at your local stereo shop, they may be able to point you toward an amplifier. Like I said I didn't see anything on Google so they might not even exist.

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