Connecting a Polk PSW-250 sub to an Onkyo TX-DS595

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  1. Jeremy_Bone

    Jeremy_Bone Auditioning

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    Ok, this is the first time I've ever set up a home theater system, and It looks as if I didn't research this quite enough. I just got all the components in (Polk R40s, R10s, CS245i, PSW250, Onkyo 595 receiver). Am I going to have to purchase an amp to get the sub to work with this receiver. Please say no.
     
  2. Ryan Schnacke

    Ryan Schnacke Supporting Actor

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    No, the Polk subwoofer has a built-in amplifier with all the adjustments you'll need to set it up with the Onkyo. Very few manufacturers sell unpowered subwoofers. And even fewer sell them at brick & mortar stores.
     
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    Thanks that's a relief, I'm still not exactly sure how I need to set it up though. The only sub output i see on the Onkyo 595 is a pre out of which I don't see a matching input on the subwoofer. All the sub has are a l/r line in and speaker level inputs/outputs. Would it work if I ran the front left/right speaker wire from the receiver to the subwoofer's speaker level ins, and then from the sub's outs to the front l/r speakers? Or is that totally wrong? Thanks for the help!
     
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    Just run the single cable from the 595 sub-out to either the red or white RCA in on the sub. If you got a y-adapter so that both the red and white are used, you'd get a boost in decibels (SPL, volume), but you can get the same results with a single connection and turning the sub volume up.
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