Originally Posted by thepete1
What I want to do is connect the speakers to my Sony receiver as the receiver it came with does not have an optical input It only has an RCA L/R input which I understand will not give me true surround sound.
Why did you buy an HTiB system if you already had a receiver?
In general, the "cheapest" part of most HTiB systems are the speakers. And that's all you'd be using out of the pack...
The problem is this: The subwoofer uses only regular speaker wire to connect as it does not have a bulit in amplifier. I know this will not allow me to connect to a receiver that only has a single RCA out but my receiver has 2 RCA outs for the sub.
Is there anyway I can connect my sub to this?
The sub is unpowered (it's just a speaker). "RCA outputs" are line-level, un-amplified outputs from the receiver. As the market moved to self-contained "powered" subwoofers, AV receivers responded with a line-level output, leaving amplification to the sub itself.
If not I have a Bose PC speaker system that has a powered sub. Can I connect that to the receiver? It also harnesses the controls for the bose set but I only want to use the sub if needed.
Hard to say, but knowing Bose, probably not.