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HOOKING UP THE SONY SA-WM20 TO AN AUDIOPHILE PREAMP

I am connecting two (2 channel) speakers to the SA-WM20 subwoofer. There is an input terminal above the speaker connections to the subwoofer. What should be connected to that terminal?

I am trying to connect the subwoofer (cable tv, plasma and dvd player) to my conrad johnson SA120 amplifier and PV10BL preamp which only has the following rear inputs: main out, tape out, tape in, aux 2, video, cd, tuner and aux1/ph. It's a bit confusing since the sony dvd player has the three (red/white/blue) rca jack hookup. Can anyone lend a hand to this audiophile novice? Much appreciated, Carlos.

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