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At one stage all speakers worked, now only front speakers & sub woofer work I have checked all cabling

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Try swapping the speakers around if the problem still persists either the speaker is faulty
the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
be sure to wear an anti static earth strap before touching anything inside your computer
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the CPU central processing unit and your sound card dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems
hope this helps

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Alright i had a chance to look over things, this is how you are going to hook up the sub. first we'll be connecting the surround sound unit to the sub woofer.
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left front: positive (+) <-----to------------->(+) left speaker level in
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right front: positive (+) <-----to------------->(+) right speaker level in
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now that the surround sound unit is connected to the sub woofer you will need to connect the front surround sound speakers to the sub woofer.
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right speaker level out (+)<-----to--------> (+) right front speaker
right speaker level out( - ) <- - - to- - - ->( - ) right front speaker

Alright now that the wires are all over the place and plugged in
turn everything on and see how it sounds. let me know if everything is working as it should. if you need help with anything else or if something does not seem right please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone
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How it can be connected to a stereo amp


hi,
if ur amplifier have a pre out, then u can connect that to ur L/R input of ur sub woofer.

if not the only way is, connect ur amplifiers speaker output to sub woofers speaker input and then connect ur speaker to sub woofer speaker output terminal. remember don't inter change positive and negative wires.

if ur amplifier have speaker A,B connection then it is very easy. connect the speaker A to ur left and right speaker. then connect speaker B to ur sub woofer's left and right speaker input. be sure to make that speaker A and B switch is in on position. the power on both and check it. ( use good quality speaker cable to connect the sub woofer)

your sub woofer is designed to work , both at low level and high level input.
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Most subs are 4 ohm cabinets. That being said, if you added this to one of the channels alone, fine. If added while another speaker was also connected (A+B mode) and the other was a 4 ohm cab as well, then yes, you probably smoked that channel. The two 4-ohm cabs in parallel like that appear to the amp like a 2-ohm load. This amp is designed for a 4-ohm load minimum. It is likely that the output stage overheated and damaged the output transistors. I would have expected the amp to go into protect mode though. Let the receiver cool down and try again. If it works, then the problem is the low load and removing the sub will "fix" it. If not, then further examination of the output stage will be necessary.

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My sub has stopped working. It worked fine for the 3 years i've had it; then nothing. I have never touched the CUT OFF FREQ or PHASE and theVOL has always been at 50%. I connect it to my Yamaha RX-V730...


We're talking Sony SA-WM200 Sub, right?

OK, now we go through the usual drill.

Does it work during speaker setup?

Yes? Not broken. Redefine the failure mode and start over.

No? Is it defined to the receiver?

Yes? Are you sure the RCA cable is ok? Try another.

Still unresolved?

Let's prove it's getting an input. Move the cable from the Sub Woofer Out to either channel of the Main Output (below the speaker connectors) and choose FM as the source. This would eliminate direct a Front Channel signal to the sub, bypassing the internal dependency of directing only LFE to the sub. Granted, there may not be much low bass in the program but a working sub will reproduce something in the presence of full-range signal. You may have to actually touch the driver to feel it moving.

Still nothing?

Then we're doing forensics.


Did it just stop working while you weren't looking or was there something traumatic that preceded it?

Disconnect the power to the sub. If you can access the actual terminals on the back of the speaker driver you could disconnect them and attach speaker leads from, say, your front right speaker, to see if the driver is alive. Or, if you have an ohmmeter, just measure across the terminals. You should have some kind of low single-digit reading but not a dead short. If the driver is ok that would point to an internal amp problem. Too bad. A pro needs to look at it.

I had a Klipsch sub amp die on me and the local guru couldn't do anything with it so I disconnected driver from the amp, ran some cables outside the enclosure from it and got a separate amp to push it. So it's not a total loss.

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Hiya, start by checking the power cable, then check the fuse in the unit on the pcb. If blown, replace and if it blows again then problem could be either Power supply or the amp outputs. If it doesnt blow, stays on but no sound, problem also likely to be output stage. You will need someone with experience to check outputs, etc and a meter though. Hope that helps a bit.
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Connection of a subwoofer to Yamaha ZX-V490


Get a powered sub-woofer that has speaker level inputs, then run your front speaker wires into the sub-woofers speaker level input and then run a set of speaker wires from the sub-woofers speaker wire output to your front speakers. This is a common way to use a sub-woofer with a receiver that doesn't have a sub-woofer output.

Most powered sub-woofers have these connections, just check it out first before you buy one. They look like speaker jacks on the back of the receiver.

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Could a ground stop your woofer from working?


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In general, there are two ways to hook up your sub-woofer. First using the high level outputs from your receiver ( speaker output from the front R & L speaker terminals ) run a set of wires from the outputs to the speaker inputs on the sub-woofer, you do this in concert with the speaker wires going to the front R & L speakers which you then attach to the R & L speaker outputs on the sub woofer amp. Note that the sub woofer doesn't power your front speakers, the connections from the sub amp are just a pass through connection where the signal needed by the sub is parasitically taken from the inputs.
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