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Posted: 07/09/18 09:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's not being powered by RCA jacks. The connector wires could be for power and/or control such as sub volume level? It's hard to say without knowing the specific model?

EDIT: I see you've added a photo.

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Posted: 07/09/18 09:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Apparently, it is a self-powered sub according to Collins. The plug is supplying electric source.

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Your son is correct that it is a powered subwoofer. The black/red/blue wires are pretty standard for the power for an amp. Red - power; Black - ground; and blue - turn-on trigger. More than likely, the two white wires were for a high level (speaker level) input, but since you had RCA cables, you were getting the signal that way instead of via speaker wires. It still would be wired incorrectly if the amp was on when the stereo wasn't though. The amp should turn on/off with the stereo. Bottom line, it shouldn't create any problems sitting in the closet in the house.

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p220sigman wrote:

Bottom line, it shouldn't create any problems sitting in the closet in the house.

Thanks guys. I just didn't want to damage anything and don't know anything about electronics.


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One last thing. You should go through the setup menu for your radio and set the subwoofer setting to "off". With the subwoofer setting set to "on", the radio will route most of the lower frequencies to the subwoofer. Setting it to "off" will have the radio route those frequencies to the regular speakers instead.


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STBRetired wrote:

One last thing. You should go through the setup menu for your radio and set the subwoofer setting to "off". With the subwoofer setting set to "on", the radio will route most of the lower frequencies to the subwoofer. Setting it to "off" will have the radio route those frequencies to the regular speakers instead.

Wilco. Never would have thought of that.

ON EDIT:

I went out to the trailer. It is a Clarion M303. In the menus, the sub-woofer volume is set to 0 (out of a range of -6 to +6) and the REAR/SW setting is set to REAR, not Sub-Woofer. That is what they were set at when I went out there. I hope that is what you were referring to.

* This post was edited 07/10/18 09:54am by Bobbo *

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