Please forgive my ignorance, I’m not on the same level as most of you audio lovers, but I have a question about the RTi 150.
My 20 year old “stereo” system finally gave out. I wanted a medium level replacement, mostly for music and some DVD watching. Got a good deal at CC on the Polk RTi 150s and purchased a Yamaha HTR-5550 receiver online. Picked up some RCA center and surround speakers for the “theater” effects.
Had my friend help me hook up the system and we’re a bit confused as to how the Rti 150 speaker units work regarding the subwoofer section, the manual sucks! There are two sets of inputs for speaker wire. We’ve got the bottom inputs hooked to the main speaker input on the back of the Yahama. When doing the surround test everything works but the subwoofer. Is that what the second set of inputs is for? Do the subwoofers on these speakers have to be powered?
Also, the Yahama only has output terminals for the five speaker units. The subwoofer hookup is one of those coaxial cable jobs. Am I screwed?
Any information would be appreciated (and remember, I'm at the "Audio Setup for Dummies" level!)