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post #1 of 23 Old 10-15-10, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Passive Subwoofer Connection

I have a pioneer VSX-D209 A/V receiver, and I know how to hook most of it up for a 5.1 system,however the sub-woofer wiring is giving me a problem. I have a passive sub that needs to be hooked up to the snap connectors both on the sub and the receiver, I'm not sure if I should connect the front, rear, center or all of them to the sub. I paid a guy 40 bucks to hook it up for me about 5 years ago, and I've felt stupid ever since, but I took it apart a year ago and I've forgotten how it was done. Any help is appreciated, thanx.
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post #2 of 23 Old 10-15-10, 08:42 AM
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re: Passive Subwoofer Connection

I would look at the sub inputs and outputs. My old passive sub had just L/R input and outputs. I have hooked up a Bose before that had L/R/C input and outputs. Can you post a picture of your subs connections?
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I'm having a problem with my kodak software right now but I can tell you that this sub has a left and right pos. and neg. input ( to main speaker) and a left and right pos. and neg. output (from amplifier) these are the only snap connectors on it. Total connectors 8.
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Re: Passive Subwoofer Connection

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What is the make and model number of the sub that you have?




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Re: Passive Subwoofer Connection

Design accoustics Div. of Audio Potentials Corp. Twinsburg Ohio. All it says is CLW subwoofer. there is a number on it (203-508-05091) may be a serial no.
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Re: Passive Subwoofer Connection

Is this what you have?

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Re: Passive Subwoofer Connection

you need 2 sets of speaker wires to connect L/R from the amplifier to Sub L/R input then connect another set of L/R speaker wires from Sub out to the Main speakers. The center channel will be connected directly from amplifier to speaker.
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Re: Passive Subwoofer Connection

this is exactly what I have and the info I needed. Thank you very much
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Unhappy Re: Passive Subwoofer Connection

Hi.

Didn't want a open new thread and choose ask here...

I have connected speakers and passive sub, like this one, but when i want listening music or movies louder, reciever showing overload and switched off... Why?

Reciever JVC RX-6040B
Speakers and sub - Magnat... serial number don't remember 5 +1 passive sub

Sub are connected to front speaker outputs

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post #10 of 23 Old 11-13-13, 01:05 PM
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Could be the sub has an impedance lower than what your receiver can handle, which is 8 ohms. How exactly do you have it connected?
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