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Have they found a way to connect Bose Acoustimass 9 subwoofer to the back side of a Pioneer VSX-524 K Receiver?

The acoustimass 9 has a 8 pin Din plug thats turns to 2 RCA and 1 3.5mm plug.How do you connect that to receiver with 1 RCA hole?

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Subs are mono so just insert one plug.

Posted on Nov 16, 2021

Testimonial: "Thanks for the answer, but I still need more information, because the Acoustimass 9 controller unit has 3 cables cominng out, 2 RCA n one 3.5 mm, what I do with the 3.5 mm cable.Another thing the Pioneer has a sub pre-out, can I use that?"

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