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My sub woofer has only speaker wire connections. how can i connect to port on the dh500

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I don't think you can. The port will be for a powered subwoofer. However you simply connect the one or both main speaker channels via your sub speaker terminals and the main left or right (or both) speakers to the other terminals on your subwoofer. It all depends on how many speaker terminals there is on the sub. If there are two- one input & one output- connect just the right main speaker etc.
Remember the the speaker out of the amp go to the imput of the sub. And the sub outputs go the loudspeaker.

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