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I have an old pioneer receiver, bookshelf speakers and Infinity sub.

The subwoofer has speaker wire connection and no subwoofer RCA connection.

How do I connect the sub and bookshelf speakers. I have been internet searching since last night and nobody answers the question. Instead people just recommend other products.

Is it possible to setup this way?

Pioneer receiver has A & B, Rear speakers, and Center. I am confused on what to run the L & R wires from the Sub to on the receiver.

I can take pictures tonight if that would help.

Thanks

edit: I should add that I had it setup before running from R&L A to the Sub and just a Center Speaker. That worked Great. I have tried to use only bookshelf speakers that is when I have a problem. Would it work if I attached the bookshelf to rear output and leave the sub on front A?
Edited by Jester435 - 2/8/13 at 10:18am
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post #2 of 23
Pics would help or a model number so we can get pics from the net.

I'm assuming the sub has 2 lots of speaker level sockets, input and output?

You'd usually run a pair of cable from the F and R output of the receiver to the speaker level inputs on the sub and then run a pair of cable from the speaker level outputs on the sub to the speakers.
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Pics would help or a model number so we can get pics from the net.

I'm assuming the sub has 2 lots of speaker level sockets, input and output?

You'd usually run a pair of cable from the F and R output of the receiver to the speaker level inputs on the sub and then run a pair of cable from the speaker level outputs on the sub to the speakers.

I don't know the model numbers off the top of my head. They pioneer receiver is very old.

The subwoofer only has ONE set of R & L speaker wire flat head screw terminals on the back. labeled high level or something like that.
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In that case I'd assume the sub was part of an all-in-one style system and was designed to be used with an amp that has a subwoofer output. I could be wrong tongue.gif

Pics of the back of receiver and sub would help smile.gif
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In that case I'd assume the sub was part of an all-in-one style system and was designed to be used with an amp that has a subwoofer output. I could be wrong tongue.gif

Pics of the back of receiver and sub would help smile.gif

I text my wife who is at home to get me the model numbers, so give me 30min or so. I know what I have so far is very vague.

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Do you know if the receiver is bi-amped?
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Receiver: PIONEER VSX-D602S

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Subwoofer: Infinity SSW-10



Love my Wife! She text me the model numbers and pictures!

I got these from a guy locally with Center Infinity for $20 bucks, so I am not too invested in this project.

Thanks

I found this in searching an old 2009 forum search. "If the sub has high-level inputs but does not have high-level outputs, then connect the second set of wire (to the speakers) to the same point on the sub that you connect the speaker wires from the amp. Or run two sets of speaker wires from the amp -- the first to the sub, the second to the speakers."

would this work??
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Its hard to tell from those pics. Text is a little blurry, but you would basically just hook your book speakers up normally, and then the sub would hook up through the front amp pre-out on your receiver to the low level ins on your sub. I would just skip the high levels on the sub.

This is amateur advice though so take it with a grain of salt. But if i had the set up you did and wanted to make it work, this is what I would try first.
I used THIS reference as a somewhat confirmation of my guess.
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Its hard to tell from those pics. Text is a little blurry, but you would basically just hook your book speakers up normally, and then the sub would hook up through the front amp pre-out on your receiver to the low level ins on your sub. I would just skip the high levels on the sub.

This is amateur advice though so take it with a grain of salt. But if i had the set up you did and wanted to make it work, this is what I would try first.
I used THIS reference as a somewhat confirmation of my guess.

I really dont want to use RCA cable/sub cable to hook up due to extra cost. Spending $20 on cable for this setup isnt something I want to do. I really am looking for a solution with Speaker Wire. I know the guy before me had it hooked up that way and the SUB hit HARD!

I got it home and cant figure it out now.

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Do you mean he had it hooked up with speaker wire and not RCA? How far away from the amp will the sub be?
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