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dmitryB
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Registered: ‎06-22-2008

x-540 subwoofer

Hi,
 
I'm slowly building up my home theater setup.  I got an TX-XR575 receiver and for now decided to go with cheapest speakers: X-540.  Got front/center/back speakers wired so that the receiver drives them directly.  The sub is a different matter.  I can't figure out how to wire it.  The receiver has a powered sub RCA output, I can also see a 3.5mm (stereo?) connector on the sub, but when I connect the two, no sound's coming out (I do have sub enabled on the receiver).   The sub seems to work when I feed it through the front input.  I'm starting to think that I cannot drive the sub on its own, without other channels.  Any thoughts?
 
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Dmitry
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Patboy
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Re: x-540 subwoofer

Hi, the X-540 are powered speakers and do not require an external receiver.
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dmitryB
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Registered: ‎06-22-2008

Re: x-540 subwoofer

as I mentioned, I don't have any problems with the speakers.  it's the sub I'm having trouble with. 
 
I already have a receiver, so I don't see a reason to add another tier to the set up, instead of just driving those speakers directly off of it.  But I would still like to use the sub as well.
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Re: x-540 subwoofer

Hi, you have connect it through the source. The X-540 speakers were not designed for use with external receivers.
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