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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?

He only had speaker wire

The sub was like 4ft away in his place. It will be like 2ft away in my setup

The setup I have right now is sub under desk, bookshelf on desk and receiver next to desk. I also plug headphones into the receiver.
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So you don't know where on the sub he had the speaker wire plugged into right? Technically you could use speaker wire for the RCA inputs. All they have to do is make contact with the outer ring and inner pin of the RCA jacks. Its a little jimmy rigged, but would work. All they have to do is transfer electrons.
Or just use this.
Other suggestions. Can you call/email this guy and ask him?

Or this: 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.

I am basically doing the same thing on my setup now. If i read that right then all your doing is hooking the sub and one speaker to the same out put clips. But from the looks of your amp you have more than enough outputs that you wouldn't need to share. Just choose one.

Have you done any testing? Are you getting any sub output? Or are you trying to figure it out before you plug in?
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On the receiver, can you turn on the A and B channels at the same time? If so, all you need to to is wire up your speakers to the "A" outputs and the sub-woofer high-level to the "B" outputs. That's what I do with my2.1 set-up at home.
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So you don't know where on the sub he had the speaker wire plugged into right? Technically you could use speaker wire for the RCA inputs. All they have to do is make contact with the outer ring and inner pin of the RCA jacks. Its a little jimmy rigged, but would work. All they have to do is transfer electrons.
Or just use this.
Other suggestions. Can you call/email this guy and ask him?

Or this: 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.

I am basically doing the same thing on my setup now. If i read that right then all your doing is hooking the sub and one speaker to the same out put clips. But from the looks of your amp you have more than enough outputs that you wouldn't need to share. Just choose one.

Have you done any testing? Are you getting any sub output? Or are you trying to figure it out before you plug in?

I cant remember how the guy had it setup and I cant contact him because I dont have his number and he moved out of state. I got this off KSL classifieds.

I am going to try both options tonight and see if I can get them to work. Last night I tried to run speaker wire from receiver to sub to bookshelfs. The bass wouldnt hit hard at all.

I also tried using RCA cable red and white cheap that came with a dvd player I had. It wouldnt work at all.
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On the receiver, can you turn on the A and B channels at the same time? If so, all you need to to is wire up your speakers to the "A" outputs and the sub-woofer high-level to the "B" outputs. That's what I do with my2.1 set-up at home.

I will try this tonight. I believe that I can have both A & B turned on at the same time, but cant remember if it worked.

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our subwoofer has speaker-level inputs, hook up them to your receiver's front right and left speaker terminals, just as you would with the speaker's connections. [Take care not to reverse the plus (+) and minus (-) connections on the subwoofer and receiver.] This hookup method will require doubling up the wires on the receiver's connectors, so you'll wind up with two wires on the red (+) and another two on the black (-) left and right connectors. Alternatively, if your receiver has A and B connectors and you're not using the Bs, go ahead and hook up the sub cable to the B connectors. Just remember to turn on the B speakers, or the sub won't make any sound.

I came accross this in my searching about my Polk Sub that is used in my media room. I will try both setups and see what works.

Thanks for all the help Fellas!
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After many different setups the only way that sounded good was having all sets of wire go through A Front L&R. The A for Front and B for Sub wouldnt work because the receiver wont let both A & B on at the same time. When I turned both on it would go silent.

I foresee a new receiver in my future, but this setup is working right now!

Thanks for letting me bounce ideas off you!
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Wait, I looked at your pictures and I don't understand why you didn't just run the pre-out to the line input on the sub? Glad you got it working though.
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I didnt want to buy a RCA subwoofer cable and the RCA cable I do have sounded like crap when hooked up. I was clueless about the Pre-out configuration.
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You don't have to spend $20 on an RCA cable. Monoprice has them for cheap. There are three ways to hook it up anyway. 3.5mm splitter from your PC, one 3.5mm to RCA to amp, the other to the sub.

The preout as stated and the speaker wire as you currently have it.
    
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