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Connecting computer subwoofer

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I purchased Logitech z623 speakers a few months ago. It is a 2.1 system with a fairly powerful subwoofer. I recently received a Pioneer stereo receiver and am hoping to transition my system to use the receiver instead of the Logitech. I was wondering if it would be possible to run the computer speaker subwoofer off the receiver.

This is what the back of the subwoofer looks like:

I'm trying to be cheap and not purchase yet another sub when I have a perfectly good one sitting in my basement. I understand if this subwoofer cannot be used on my new system, but if anyone could help me out it woud be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 9
Looks like you have an input on the sub so should be able to use the sub pre-out on the avr to the sub (just pick an input or get a splitter/y-cord to use both). As to whether that's a "perfectly good" sub is a whole 'nother thang....
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Would I need a subwoofer cable for that or would a standard rca cable suffice? And yeah I know, I really want to upgrade my sub. But I already get in trouble in my dorm building for this small sub
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Originally Posted by erichdoerr View Post

Would I need a subwoofer cable for that or would a standard rca cable suffice? And yeah I know, I really want to upgrade my sub. But I already get in trouble in my dorm building for this small sub

Yes, a standard RCA will work fine.
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Originally Posted by erichdoerr View Post

Would I need a subwoofer cable for that or would a standard rca cable suffice? And yeah I know, I really want to upgrade my sub. But I already get in trouble in my dorm building for this small sub

What do you think a subwoofer cable is? It's an rca cable. Don't be a sucker for marketing bullcrap.

PS Like other types of wire, length and gauge can be important. Try here http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#connect
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Yes, a standard RCA will work fine.


Ok, bear with me here guys, I'm new to the home audio scene.

I take it I need to use the area designated "Subwoofer" on the back of my receiver? Or what goes into there? Red into red and white into white but what goes into the third port on top?

Here's the back of my receiver
post #7 of 9
Subwoofer out on the AVR (the one immediately below the word SUBWOOFER - the red and white are surround back / front height pre-outs), with a Y-splitter to the red and white inputs on the sub.
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

Subwoofer out on the AVR (the one immediately below the word SUBWOOFER - the red and white are surround back / front height pre-outs), with a Y-splitter to the red and white inputs on the sub.
Why use a Y-splitter?
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Why use a Y-splitter?
No reason other than the fact that the Logitech sub isn't a "typical subwoofer". Plugging into either the L or R AUX input will probably work just as well.
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