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How to hook up my subwoofer

I just bought a Sony SA-WM40 subwoofer to hook up to my pioneer vsx-d912 k receiver. I'm also using 2 med/large speakers. The receiver has a sub pre out but i don't get anything from the sub when i connect the pre out to the line-level input on the sub. any advice on how to get my sub up and running??? Im using RCA L/R cable, but can upgrade to subwoofer cable if this is the problem. I'm kinda new to this stuff, so any help is appreciated. Thank you!

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It sounds like you're doing everything right. Did you define the sub to the Onkyo (Subwoofer = Yes, page 22)?

Let's prove the sub works. Set its volume about half-way, cutoff= 170Hz. Temporarily connect an RCA cable from its Line Input to one of the Tape Out connectors on the Onkyo and play some FM through it. If it's alive you'll hear the low end of the music.

Don't buy into the hype that there are different pedigrees of RCA (or speaker) cables that will make an audible difference. Save your money.

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You need to activate Subwoofer Out in the Speaker Setup Menu on the Onkyo.

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