I currently have the Onkyo HT-S3500 home theater package and I want to upgrade the receiver to something 4k capable. I was looking at the Sony STRDH550 and while it has speaker wire connections for the 5 speakers, the subwoofer connection uses a plug-type (sorry I don't know the correct term).
Back of Onkyo receiver:
Back of Sony receiver:
Is it possible to connect my subwoofer to this type of receiver, or will I need to find one that has a connection specifically for speaker wire?
You need a powered sub-woofer if you want to go with Sony receiver.
Thanks. Are there any receivers out there that let me connect my current subwoofer? Almost all the ones I've looked at online have the jack-style powered sub connection.
Buy a powered sub ( parts express has 80w by 8", 100w by 10", 150w by 15"... You get it....that has speaker level ( speaker wire from amp posts) and low level input...( rca jacks, 3.5mm jacks). Low level is going to be clearer, but if a you git is speaker level, go with that. These modern powered subs connect ( in some cases) with the speaker posts on amp to "line in" ( red and white rca). From there the front speakers connect directly to sub in speaker out. This allows sub to stop sending frequencies above your desired crossover point (60-120hz). Meaning your mains can use all of their power from amp for mids and highs, and sub picks up everything below crossover frequency, which varies. I saw a refurbished 10" Dayton audio powered by 80w amp powered by wall, not your amplofier refurbished for $70 today. No this isn't a lot of wattage, but for $70. 100w 10" new go for $120. Hope I helped