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Hi, I just bought a subwoofer to go with my current 5.0 surround setup but I can't quite figure out how to hook everything up. Any help would be much appreciated!

This is a picture of the back of my receiver (VSX-821-K):

And this is the back of the subwoofer I just got (PSW108):

Do I connect the RCA cable on the subwoofer to the 'SURR BACK/FRONT HEIGHT' PRE OUT? I don't really understand what is meant by "Speaker Level Output", but perhaps I need to connect these ports on the subwoofer to the 'B' left/right outputs on the receiver? Note that I currently have speakers hooked up to the front, center, and surround outputs on the receiver.

I've perused the receiver manual and I'm still not sure. Thanks in advance!
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Do I connect the RCA cable on the subwoofer to the 'SURR BACK/FRONT HEIGHT' PRE OUT?
You might want to try:
- from SUBWOOFER PRE OUT on the receiver;
- to either...
a) the left or right RCA input on the sub; or
b) using a Y-splitter, to both the left and right RCA inputs on the sub.

The owner's manual for the sub will tell you which way to go about it.

-- Edit --
The owner's manual (connection OPTION #1) says you can use the L or the R input, or both inputs. Your choice.
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