Question Subwoofer Connecting Issue

Mar 21, 2021
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Have a polk magnifi sub from a sound bar sub kit. Has a “Sub input” but when i plug my receiver into it it keeps trying to pair it with the soundbar. Any way to hack it or advice on building a new sub? Really want to use this one as it sounds phenomenal but just can’t get the thing to work.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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The SUB is powered and designed to be used with the soundbar, I have not heard of a sub that came included with a soundbar that was designed to be connected to a receiver that is already sending power out, unless you have a line out for a sub on it that is not powered. Post a picture of the sub and the connections it has.

Not sure why you would want to build a new sub vs buying one, but there are plenty of speaker build guides online if you look.
 
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It has a sub input(aux) but polk support said it wouldn’t work unless i took out the speaker and built a new sub. I’m low on funds bc of the pandemic rn so i was hoping to reuse it. Think i’m just gonna bite the bullet and get a budget sub instead. Would a mono price 12”” be good? I have a friend offering his for 80$. Thanks for your reply.
 
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Also my receiver has an rca out that i tried to connect to it with a sub to aux cable but no sound from the sub. Damn proprietary sub.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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It has a sub input(aux) but polk support said it wouldn’t work unless i took out the speaker and built a new sub. I’m low on funds bc of the pandemic rn so i was hoping to reuse it. Think i’m just gonna bite the bullet and get a budget sub instead. Would a mono price 12”” be good? I have a friend offering his for 80$. Thanks for your reply.
An AUX input is not the same thing as a connection for it to an external receiver or amp.

Monoprice has good products for the price but I have no idea about whatever you are getting is past looking up reviews.
 
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An AUX input is not the same thing as a connection for it to an external receiver or amp.

Monoprice has good products for the price but I have no idea about whatever you are getting is past looking up reviews.
The people at polk sent me a sub out to aux cord to try and no luck. thanks for trying i’ll get the monoprice sub and post a review on here. Gotta be better than a soundbar
 
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