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"I have this sub. The system connector jack needs a 12V DC signal to turn on. If you don't have a suitable Yamaha receiver with this connection, use any 12 V DC adapter with a 1/8 in mono plug (the tip should be positive)."
I imagine the subwoofer could be opened up and whatever circuitry is enabled by the Control signal could simply be jumpered "true" so it is always ON. That would mean the amp would be drawing power at all times, though.
Use a 3.5 mm to 2Male RCA cable. Plug this into an AUX or CD input in the back. Adjust the volume on the iPod as well as the master volume to balance out the sound. The headphone on the receiver is output only.
Hi, Yamaha audio-video receivers are equipped with a variety of connecting jacks for hooking up different types of electronic equipment. Component AV cables are typically used for hooking up the receiver to a cable TV box. Component cables can also be used to connect the Yamaha receiver to an HDTV, although a High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) cable offers a simpler connection if the receiver is equipped with HDMI (all HDTV sets are equipped with the distinctive, six-sided HDMI jack). The connections should take less than five minutes.
Things You'll Need:
* 2 sets component AV cables * HDMI cable
Check the back of the Yamaha receiver to determine if HDMI is available. The six-sided jack contains 19 holes set in three rows. If the receiver is equipped with an HDMI Out port, use an HDMI cable to connect to the TV by inserting the plug straight into the jack with the wider end turned upward.
Insert the red, green and blue plugs on a set of component AV cables into the Video Out jacks on the cable TV box, matching the plug colors to the jacks.
Connect the plugs on the other end to a set of Video In jacks on the back of the Yamaha receiver. Make a note of which jacks are used for the connection. Each set of jacks is labeled on the receiver.
Insert the audio plugs on the component cables into the Audio Out jacks on the cable box, using the white plug for the left channel and the red plug for the right.
Attach the plugs on the other end to the Audio In jacks on the Yamaha receiver.
Use a second set of component AV cables to connect from the AV Out jacks on the Yamaha to the AV In jacks on the HDTV only if an HDMI cable was not used.
"trying to connect multiple devices to a yamaha receiver if I am using an S video to connect the tv (monitor) to the receiver do I plug it into the monitor OUT s video or would it be Input not output?" Input on the Monitor from Video Out on the Yamaha.
"if I am only using the monitor for video and not sound do I still need to plug in the audio cords or do i leave them out " - Presumably the monitor doesn't have speakers or audio connections, so it's a non-issue. Your video sources should have audio routed to the receiver. If the monitor has speakers I would also send 2-channel analog audio to it from, say, the cable/satellite box, so you could hear the weather or other lo-fi video without turning on the Yamaha.