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I'll start by admitting that I know very little about home audio...


I've purchased an Denon AVR 1610 and a Acoustic Research HD510 5.1 speaker system.


I think I might have made a mistake by running all of my speaker wire before researching or purchasing the above hardware. I ran 12awg to the location for the sub (a 25' run). The receiver has a single RCA type jack for the sub. The sub itself has two (left/right) RCA type jacks for "LINE IN", two RCA's (in/out) for "LFE" and two sets (left/right + -) wire posts for "SPEAKER LEVEL IN".


The manual for the sub describes them as:
  • SPEAKER LEVEL IN (L and R): These terminals are used for making

    connections with speaker wire.
  • LFE IN: LFE (Low Frequency Effects) inputs are used to carry additional

    low-bass information from a Dolby Digital source. Use the 90° RCA adaptors

    (included) to connect the LFE output from the receiver.
  • LFE OUT: This output is internally connected to the LFE input. Use the

    90° RCA adaptors (included) to connect an additional AR subwoofer. The

    type of connection is often called a “daisy chain.”
  • LINE IN (L and R): These connections are used for bass audio signals

    when an LFE input is not available. Use the 90° RCA adaptors (included)

    for these connections.


Can I make use of the 12awg wire that I've already ran to connect this sub? If not what would be the preferable connection method for this sub/receiver with them being 25' apart?


Thanks in advance for the help and sorry for the ignorant question.
 

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Since nobody's replied, I'll take a shot.


You wanna hook up the LFE in. Your speaker wire is no good for this - you need decent quality cable.
 

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That's exactly what you need for the sub - a decent RCA cable.
 
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