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Subwoofer to receiver hookup


Hi,

My name's Boosh, I'm a 12 year old, with a home theater problem.

This is a subwoofer that I am thinking of buying, but I don't know how to hook it up to my receiver. My receiver has only a subwoofer input for speaker wire, but I don't see a speaker wire output on the back of this thing. The guy who I'm buying it from doesn't know how many watts it is. My current subwoofer is 210 watts, it came with the home theater I bought.
If the new subwoofer is like, 500 watts, and it has an amp, then does that mean that it will still work? And I want to know if a subwoofer without an amp that's over 210 watts will work with my receiver. [incase I don't buy the one on the top of the message] Please email me the answer to my problem at [email protected] , because I'm not a regular on this web site.

Thanks, Boosh

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  • boosh222 Aug 18, 2008

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    how do i hook up my sony subwoofer sa-w305

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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.
Second is via a low level output from your receiver / amp to the low level input on your sub amp. This is normally done via a RCA type of patch cable and connected to the sub woofer RCA jack on the rear of the source receiver or amp, Next run the patch cord to the sub amp an into the RCA jack input. IF you have a right and left input, use the Right input.

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