Amatuer needs sub-woofer advice for Pioneer VSX-454...
I bought the Pioneer VSX-454 receiver a ways back and am now trying to get the surround sound going... I have a sub-woofer with two different bare-wire ports labeled "From Amplifier" and "To Loudspeakers" I got the fronts, center and rears going nicely, but don't know how to get the sub-woofer pumping??? How do I go from the RCA ports on the back of the reciver to the bare wire sub-woofer ports? And, I don't know if this is because I need an amp as well - and that would answer this question? I guess I always assumed this was an amp as well???
Thanks for advice,
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Re: Amatuer needs sub-woofer advice for Pioneer...
Based upon your description, the subwoofer is just a speaker and is taken from the normal speaker outputs. Run your A channel to the sub and then from the sub to the left and right front speakers. That should do it.
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I dont think so as most of the sub functions are placed now on the remote control with no parallel modes on the customer panel.
The other way around is to trigger the circuit manually in the circuit but this needs care to allow the sub to switch on..
Rear Surrounds are not supported on this unit, they would be the 6th and 7th channels in a 7.1 rig. I think you mean Surrounds (channels 4 and 5 in a 5.1 rig).
Lets ponder: How is there any relationship between Surrounds and your separately-amplified Subwoofer? I don't see it, unless you inadvertently chose OFF for the Sub definition when you were in the Speaker selection menus adding the Surrounds. Look again.
Hello, The subwoofer is totally independent from your Pioneer VSX-D412. You can check if it works like you did with a finger on the hot point of the RCA cable (not very good test, as you will hear noise and can't say if that means it works OK) or better connect a known receiver to the speaker connections in the sub and test to see if it’s working properly. Regarding the receiver, you may not have enabled the VSX to output to the sub. Read the manual on how to check for that. Only Dolby Digital 5.1 signals will allow the sub out, in a receiver of this level. It normally will not let you use the sub in stereo mode. Some more complex units will allow you that, but I believe not this model. Good luck