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How connect subwoofer to onkyo 8522

No sub out jack on receiver. Just bought a Polk sub with line in/line out connections. Do I run one set of speakers from the output of the sub? Any other suggetions?

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  • eichelberger Feb 13, 2008

    not sure I follow...so I can connect the front speakers through the sub. i will try that this PM; may need more help with adjustments to the sub even if I get this signal through. Thanks

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Does it have speaker wire in and out use then from fronts

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