How To Connect A Subwoofer To An Old Technics Receiver

Need top know how to connect a subwoofer to an old Technics receiver? It can be confusing because of the different ports these two devices may have. But using an older receiver can help save money in your audio setup, as long as you're not concerned with having the best possible equipment. Older receivers can work just fine for basic audio playback. Follow these steps to connect a subwoofer to an old Technics receiver. The steps can be applied to most receivers too.

To connect a subwoofer to an old Technics receiver you will need:

  • Speaker wire
  • Speaker wire connectors
  • Cable stripper
  1. Determine what connection types are on each device. First, look at the back of the Technics receiver. You will need to make sure that it does have a subwoofer port. If not, you should actually consider using a different receiver, but can use one of the speaker connections if you need to. The receiver is likely to have an RCA style connection. This is a single round connection. 
  2. Find what type of connection the subwoofer uses. There are many different connection types a subwoofer can have. If it has an optical or HDMI connection, it is likely that you will need to buy a converter to attach to the older receiver.
  3. After determining the connection types, purchase the necessary cable and any adapter that might be needed. If you have trouble figuring out the connection types, try finding the documentation for both of these devices.
  4. Attach the subwoofer port on the receiver to the port on the subwoofer. Test the setup by playing audio, preferably songs with bass. 
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