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My husband has a Pioneer 5.1 surround sound but the subwoofer is having an issue and not working. I think something got broke inside the plug. I am wanting to get him a new subwoofer but I am not sure if I can just buy a different subwoofer. For instance, does it need to be the exact same subwoofer to use with the receiver? Thanks!

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So the unit that you are currently using is a blue tooth device or is not directly wired up and takes a signal from the amplifier ? If the subwoofer is wired up to other speakers that has the blue tooth receiver unit installed then you should be able to install a different subwoofer but if there is no wires that connect them together then the subwoofer must have a receiving device installed to pick up the signal

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SOURCE: Amp is on, Subwoofer works, but no sound.

here is a short test you can try, remove the rca audio cable from the amp & connect a diskman or toher audio o/p device that you can hook up with the same rca wires, turn on the amp & see if you have sound. you can also remove the speaker wires from the sub & using multi meter read the ohm's of the sub, most subs are 4 ohm. Hope this help locate your problem

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SOURCE: subwoofer connection

if this is ao powered sub, that plugs into the wall, there should be no problems, if it is powered solely by the reciever it may work fine but be sure you dont exceed amperage on the subwoofer.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Pioneer VSX-505S Subwoofer Installation

That type of subwoofer is not used with this receiver. This receiver actually outputs no power for a subwoofer, therefore only needs a plain ol' rca signal wire. This is due to the fact that you need a powered sub... one that you plug in to the wall and it has its own built in amp. you simply run an rca from yyour 505s to that sub.

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SOURCE: pioneer vsx-519 no sound from center and surround

Make sure that the sound field/programme you have selected is dolby digital not stereo.(On the amp)
You also need to check on the display that is says DIGITAL not ANOLOUGE, as only a digital input, Optical fibre cable, HDMI, COAX will be a digital signal.
If you are using red and white rca connectors, it is not going to work, as this is an Anolouge signal.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: pioneer vsx-305 need wiring diagram for this

I have problem with connecting subwoofer to receiver.

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