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Onkyo SR-803 UNPOWERED Subwoofer conectio0n

How/ where do I connect an UNPOWERED subwoofer to the AV receiver? I have an old Pioneer sub and I'm not using any other amplification in conjunction with the SR803.

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HI,run speaker cables from "b" speakers out put to speaker in puts on the sub and switch "b" speakers on on the amp.

hope this helps.
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