"the installer hooked the two speaker wires from the center channel outputs on the receiver to two of the four speaker wire inputs on the subwoofer"
I think they just put one over on you, sorry. However, I had an old subwoofer which get its signal from both the right and the left amplifier output and then the right and left speakers connections to the subwoofer (but I don't think they do that anymore because they use independent subwoofer output on the A/V receiver nowaday.
The SR606 is new, right? I think maybe a little more research on the subwoofer is in order. Any company and model numbers?
I could you some advice on connecting my subwoofer if you have time.
I bought a new receiver so I could play my new panasonic blu ray. The new receiver (Onkyo SR606) has a single output jack for the subwoofer. The subwoofer has two line input jacks.
When the installers initially set up my system, they put a flat peaker cable under the carpet from the receiver to the subwoofer which I would dearly love to use. The speaker cable has two wires. When the installation was initially done, the installer hooked the two speaker wires from the center channel outputs on the receiver to two of the four speaker wire inputs on the subwoofer.
So my questions are--does replicating the prior installation makes sense? I would have expected the center channel not to be the best place to draw a base signal. From what I have read, it is frequently the case that speaker wires from both the left and right front channel are inputted to the speaker wire inputs--but thats four wires, and my already imbedded speaker cable only has two. Should I attempt to splice all four L and R speaker wires out to the speaker cable and then splice them into four wires for speaker wire input? Should I try to splice the speaker cable to add audio jacks to use one jack in the subwoofer out and two for the line input at the woofer?
Sorry for the long message, but I am confused and could sure use the help.