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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    need help connecting Onkyo amp to receiver and sub


    I'm a relative noob so bear with me. Here's my current setup

    Sony STR-DE835 5.1 receiver - 100W per channel
    Polk RC85I in-wall surround speakers (5) 8 ohms 100W per channel
    JBL HTI88 in-wall passive subwoofer 250W max
    Onkyo M-282 2 channel amp 100W per channel at 8 ohms, 125W at 6 ohms

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to hook the Onkyo amp to the sub and receiver. My sony receiver has front and rear speaker terminals and rca jacks for a subwoofer. The sub only has speaker terminals.

    Is the best way to set this up to:

    1. run rca cables from the receiver to the amp, then connect the amp to the sub using the speaker terminals?

    2. connect receiver to amp using front terminals, then connect amp to sub. The fronts would then be sending a signal to both my front speakers and my amp.

    Thanks in advance!!

  2. #2
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    Mar 2003
    halifax,nova scotia,canada


    that was my shortest post ever.
    Speakers-Jm Labs
    Disc player-Sim Audio Moon Calypso
    Pre-amp-Sim Audio P-5.3 SE
    dac= sim audio moon 300d

    Amp-Sim Audio Moon I-3
    Display-Toshiba CRT
    Wires and Cables-Kimber,Straight Wire, ixos, Gutwire and shunyata research
    Sacd-Cambridge Audio
    Bluray--Sony and Cambridge Audio
    Remote-- Harmony 1100

    Power-- Monster

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