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Need help with hodgepodge 4.1 set-up and subwoofer.

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Hello everyone, my roommate recently moved out and left behind a Sony SS-WG990 Subwoofer that appears to be passive with an RCA connection:

 

http://i.imgur.com/8QvK6vb.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/4bctwjb.jpg

 

The reciever I have is a Pioneer VSX-822 with a Sub-Woofer pre-out port:

 

http://i.imgur.com/UbO1W3h.jpg

 

My question is, what is the best way (if any) to get this subwoofer working on my system? Do I need some sort of separate amp? Would it be better just to buy an active subwoofer? (I don't need anything with too much power however since I live in an apartment). Thoughts? Opinions?

 

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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You should buy a powered subwoofer. A passive subwoofer will not work on your system without a separate amp to run it. That sub is only about 14 lbs in weight (ultra light for a sub) and designed to use in that shelf unit. Doesn't seem worth spending money on it if you'd be interested in buying a real sub.

Consider this:

http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1000-10-100-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-628
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