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connecting a subwoofer to a sound bar using optical

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by notty, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. notty

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    hi there i am looking at buying a sound bar but it needs a sub woofer which i have however the only input for the sub is the red and white phono inputs and the only inputs on the sound bar is 2xoptical and 1xwhat looks like a headphone jack, is there any way of getting the bass from the audio that is going to the soundbar and sending it to the sub woofer??
     
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    Really, unless the soundbar has it's own dedicated subwoofer output, you're not going to be able to combine your own subwoofer with just any sound bar.

    Most sound bars that support a subwoofer are going to come with one - often times they are "wireless", so even then you may not be able to swap out that sub with your current sub.

    As with most things electronics-related these days, trying to get something "new" to work with something "older" is frustratingly difficult and often ultimately more expensive.
     
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    thanks for the reply....that has answered my question...i'll give up on that idea and get a setup with a sub
     
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    A great 2.1 or 5.1 soundbar with sub is a line by vizio. I've had the 5.1 (which only decodes DD and DTS) and it was amazing, the sub was very powerful.
     

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