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 Post subject: Subwoofer Question
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OK, I have a subwoofer from an old Samsung DVD player/surround system kit. I'd like to hook it up to my new receiver.

The subwoofer output from the receiver is a single RCA plug. The input into the subwooder is two sets of speaker wires. How do I make this work?

Can I just buy an adapter and plug that into one of the speaker wire inputs on the subwoofer? Do I need an amplifier? If I have an amplifier, do I still need two sets of speaker wires?

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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
PostPosted: Sat September 01, 2018 11:52 pm 
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just buy speakers with better frequency response and forgo the subwoofer all together


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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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Frequency response. Check.

What's that?

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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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Is the subwoofer self-powered?

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You'll wire speaker cables from your receiver to the sub, then wire cables from the sub to your main speakers.

You may be fucked if the sub uses some weird proprietary cabling system, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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Sgt. Crackpot wrote:
Is the subwoofer self-powered?

No, it is not.

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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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run2death wrote:
You'll wire speaker cables from your receiver to the sub, then wire cables from the sub to your main speakers.


I can't do that b/c the subwoofer output in the receiver is RCA. I can buy RCA/speaker wire adapters, but i'm guessing it won't work with an unpowered subwoofer and an ignored set of speaker wire inputs on the subwoofer.

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The sub out on the receiver is really optional.

Wire it the way I told you above. The speaker outputs will send all the sound frequencies to the sub, it will take the low frequencies and play them, then send the mids and highs to the speakers you have wired to the sub.


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"I don't know how to hook up my subwoofer, please play Help, Help in Boston!"


:haha:

Or anything from lost dogs




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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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run2death wrote:
The sub out on the receiver is really optional.

Wire it the way I told you above. The speaker outputs will send all the sound frequencies to the sub, it will take the low frequencies and play them, then send the mids and highs to the speakers you have wired to the sub.


OK. But this sounds like an explosion waiting to happen.

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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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B wrote:
run2death wrote:
The sub out on the receiver is really optional.

Wire it the way I told you above. The speaker outputs will send all the sound frequencies to the sub, it will take the low frequencies and play them, then send the mids and highs to the speakers you have wired to the sub.


OK. But this sounds like an explosion waiting to happen.

He's right, B.


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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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Does B really think he's gonna blow up his house with a receiver and speaker wires?


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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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No.

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 Post subject: Re: Subwoofer Question
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I never thought this would explode, but I did expect it to fail. Turns out, it worked perfectly. Thanks, r2d.

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