How to connect a subwoofer that uses speaker wire to receiver that has jack

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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?

Thanks so much!!
 

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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.
 
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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
 
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