Connect Subwoofer to A/V Reciever


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Username: Byrddw

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jan-12
I was given a new Sony A/V reciever (STR-DH520) for Christmas. When attaching my speakers (a cheap set of Samsung speakers that were given to me) I realized that I cannot connect my subwoofer to my reciever. My reciever has a single 1/8 RCA type plug (the manual calls it a "Monaural audio cord") and my subwoofer has the red and black clip connection that the speaker wire connects to. I cannot find any type of cable that has the 1/8 connector on one end and two "naked" speaker wires on the other end.

The second point of confusion that I have is the fact that the subwoofer has two "input" sets of the speaker wire clips.

Are there any options other than buying a new subwoofer out there?

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 15898
Registered: Dec-03
You are going to need a powered subwoofer for that receiver. I take it that your Samsung speakers are not powered? If the Samsung subwoofer has 2 input clips, you can connect them to the front speaker outputs of the receiver.
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