How to Connect a Subwoofer to a Yamaha Receiver

by James Clark

Yamaha audio-video receivers are equipped with different connection jacks for hooking up a variety of home theater equipment, including a powered subwoofer. The sub connects to the Yamaha receiver with a dedicated cable to deliver deep, low-frequency bass that adds to the home theater experience. A powered subwoofer contains its own built-in amplifier, so the component will not make demands on the Yamaha receiver.

Step 1

Place the subwoofer in the room where it won't be in the way, but at least four inches from the wall. Walls can absorb low-frequency sub signals, which will diminish the bass effect.

Step 2

Insert the plug on one end of the subwoofer cable into the "Sub Out" jack on the back of the Yamaha receiver.

Step 3

Connect the plug on the other end of the cable to the input jack on the back of the subwoofer.

Plug the subwoofer electrical cord into a wall outlet and switch on the sub. Adjust the volume control knob on the back of the sub to the desired level.


  • Unplug the Yamaha receiver from the electricity when connecting the subwoofer cable.

Items you will need

  • Subwoofer cable

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About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

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