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Connecting powered subwoofer to Yamaha Rx-V390

There is no subwoofer out in Yamaha RX-V390. Is there anyway I can connect powered subwoofer to RX-V390?


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  • onat Jul 31, 2008

    i have the rx-v390 for five years now, i'm only using the front l-r speakers and it's working fine, but i'm thinking of upgrading with a sub woofer for extra oomph. is there a way to get through this when there's no specified output for the sub? can i use the center output?

  • Ray Mitchell Dec 30, 2011

    I have the same problem and need bass for my drums, did you manage to get around it?



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just connect your subwoofer mono RCA to your amp sub single out rca connector. you do not need to megre all those 4terminals into one. in fact internal circuit of those 4rca are merging inside to one since the sub uses only a single amp. 4inputs was meant for sources with multiple sub out

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Since you're using a standard mini jack to double RCA cable, it's safe to assume you'll be sending line level signal into your reciever, so i think any of these audio inputs will do: AUX, CD, DVD, MD, TV.

Also try the inputs on the front of the unit (i guess they are meant to be used with a video camera or similar but they are designed for line level signals so it should be ok if you decide to use them).

Anyway, keep the source signal at a moderate
level when you test any of the inputs and raise it to a suitable level after you're sure it is coming thru well.

Normally, the AUX input is suitable for any AUXilliary signal source that puts out a line level signal, but if it is already being used, you may use other free inputs.

If you use TAPE or PHONO inputs, you should keep the signal level from the source a bit lower since these inputs will amplify the signal a bit more (especially the phono input which works with signals that are lower in level than the line signal).

I hope this helps.


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You can connect PS3 video via HDMI to receiver and from receiver via HDMI to TV. But RX-V365 doesn't support HDMI audio, so you have to connect audio separately via SPDIF digital cable. I think PS3 uses optical SPDIF, so you will need optical cable. If you can't find cheaps optical cables in your shop, you can try byuing from ebay ($1-5 max.)

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Here are two links for the Yamaha receiver, and the Sony user manuals.
Please look through them concerning your specific hookup. If you still have questions or need help, please let me know.

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