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Connecting all speakers to subwoofer - Audio & Video Receivers

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  • jochytambora Dec 03, 2008

    hello how are u doing im having some trouble with this reciever , i have an optical cable connected to my cable to the reciever and i have the subwoofer connected to the multi room jack and i hear the main speakers but dont hear the sub get back to me if u know how to solve this problem and also i dont have the remote

  • kazuki14 Apr 12, 2009

    My speakers worked fine, all i did was take them out of my pc and put them in my laptop then when i tried to put them back in my pc they stoped working. Theres one cable which has 2 green jack 2 jacks ( if thats what they're called ) and both have a speaker symbol on them, the 3rd is connected to the speaker and has no symbol, one is supposed to go into the moniter. i'm completly confused help??

    back of comp : green, blue, pink, black, orange, yellow


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It is very easy black is negative and the red is the positive ,don't ever interchange it will short and your speaker will be busted...
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Just connect the subwoofer as you would a pair of speakers. Once connected, you make sure the front panel speaker switch on the Sony is set to A+B so you get sound from your existing speakers (A) and subwoofer (B).

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With everything connected correctly there could be a couple of possible problems:

1. If your receiver has on screen display capabilities, you may need to turn the subwoofer output "on"
2. If your subwoofer has speaker wire inputs/outputs, you could run speaker wire to it, then to your speakers & test if the subwoofer is working... hence verifying that the receiver has a function to turn the subwoofer output on/off
3. The cable between the subwoofer & receiver could be bad. Try another cable.

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You can't just modify one to fit the other and expect magic to happen. Be glad you didn't do it the other way around and modify an amplified (speaker level) outout into a Line Level input. You likely would have smoked that component.

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