Connect ACS45 Altec Lansing Subwoofer into VSX-1021-K Pioneer Receiver?


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Username: Dragonmastercale

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Registered: Nov-11
So I bought the Pioneer Receiver vsk-1021-K and it's amazing. However I can't afford a subwoofer at this time. It just so happens I have this old ACS45 Altec Lansing speaker and subwoofer setup. Now I don't want to use the speakers because I have those already, but the subwoofer would be nice until I can afford a proper replacement.

My problem is that the inputs and outputs on the subwoofer are a bit reversed since it's setup to go into a PC. (see the manuals in the links below this) Is there a cable I could use that's basically a headphone style jack input for the subwoofer side and a cable that will plug into my receivers subwoofer output, and would it even work?

I know the subwoofer's -output- is a din connector, but the input is the headphone sized style jack thing. Any help would be appreciated and I'm a newb so a link to the type of cord that might work would be appreciated! Thanks!

ACS45 Altec Lansing Manual:

VSX-1021-K Pioneer Receiver Manual: nstructions020711.pdf

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Username: Dragonmastercale

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Anyone have an idea?

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Username: Rmw

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Registered: Jul-12
As the Pioneer is not able to selectively send bass audo to the Altec Lansing what we will do is 'record' to Altec.
As far as Pioneer is concerned it'll do its usual with audio and send it of to the speakers, and all recording equipment.
The Altec will here music and play it as usual

The only issue you might have is that the volume controls are on the speakers. I have the same Altec speakers and when I just tested the bass speaker did seem to remember volume without the speakers plugged in, but you may want to have them around just to adjust the volume if necessary

Get a twin phone (male) to 3.5mm (femal) jack cable (like so: ?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341421697&sr=1-4)

Plug this into any of the 'record' outputs of the Pioneer (Pg 18 in in the manual)

Plug the Altec into this
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