As technology continues to advance, there are numerous ways to enhance the sound quality of your home audio system. While some families opt for installing separate speakers and strategically placing them around the room, many others choose to connect their subwoofer to a soundbar. If you’re unfamiliar with this method, our article will guide you on the best ways to connect a subwoofer to a soundbar for the top three brands: Samsung, LG, and Sony.
What is a Subwoofer?
A subwoofer is a specialized speaker designed to reproduce low-pitched sound frequencies, such as bass and sub-bass, which are lower in frequency than what can be produced by a regular woofer. While typical subwoofer frequencies range between 20 to 200 Hz for consumer products, professional live sound systems typically operate under 100 Hz, while THX-certified systems go below 80 Hz. Subwoofers are often used to enhance the low-frequency range of other speakers, ultimately improving the overall sound quality. Composed of one or multiple woofers mounted in a sturdy cabinet, usually made of wood, subwoofers are built to withstand air pressure while minimizing distortion.
What is a Soundbar?
A soundbar, or media bar, is a type of speaker that emits sound from a wide cabinet. Its design primarily focuses on width for both acoustic reasons and ease of mounting above or below a display device, such as a computer monitor, home theater, or television screen. Soundbars contain multiple speakers within a single cabinet, allowing for stereo sound or even surround sound effects. They are often used in conjunction with a subwoofer to further enhance the overall sound quality.
How to Connect a Subwoofer to a Soundbar for Samsung, LG, and Sony
Different brands have their own unique methods for connecting subwoofers to soundbars. Below, we will outline the top ways to connect a subwoofer to a soundbar for Samsung, LG, and Sony in detail.
Step 1: Find the ID Button on the Soundbar
To begin, locate the ID set button on the back of your Samsung subwoofer. Connect the subwoofer to a power outlet. Once connected, a blue LED light will turn on, indicating that your subwoofer is in pairing mode.
Step 2: Press the ID Set Button
Using a pointy object, press and hold the ID set button downwards for approximately 5 to 6 seconds until the blue LED light starts blinking rapidly, which may continue for 20 to 30 seconds.
Step 3: Turn on the Soundbar
In the next step, power on the Soundbar while keeping the pointy object held on the subwoofer’s ID set button. Simultaneously press the power button on the Soundbar. Both actions should be performed at the same time.
Step 4: Allow the Subwoofer to Pair
When you turn on your Soundbar, the subwoofer will attempt to connect with the Samsung SoundBar. Once the blue LED light on the subwoofer becomes stable, it indicates that the connection between the two devices has been successfully established. If the LED light continues to blink, it signifies a connection failure. In such cases, simply troubleshoot the issue by turning off the SoundBar and repeating all the steps.
Connecting a subwoofer to a soundbar by LG is a straightforward process that takes no more than 5 minutes. Once you have your television, soundbar, and subwoofer ready, follow these steps:
Step 1: Power
Ensure that both the soundbar and subwoofer are turned off.
Step 2: Cable
Connect the power cord to your soundbar, and then plug in the power cord for your subwoofer.
Step 3: Connect
Power on your soundbar first, and then press the power button on your subwoofer.
Step 4: Check the Signal
Verify that both devices are connected to the same speakers. Remember, it won’t work if one device is using a Bluetooth (wireless) connection while the other is connected through a cable. Keep it simple and use a cable for seamless connectivity.
Step 5: Final Check
Once both devices are connected, you’ll notice the light on your subwoofer transitioning from red to blue. You can now turn on the soundbar, and it will begin playing sound through the subwoofer. If the pairing is lost at any point, simply repeat steps 1 to 5.
Connecting a subwoofer to a soundbar made by Sony may vary depending on the model. However, we have provided the most common method below:
Step 1: Connect Power and Start Devices
Make sure both the soundbar and subwoofer are connected to power and turned off. Press the AMP button on the soundbar remote, select WS, and press ENTER. Choose either LINK or S. ON based on the display, and press ENTER again. Wait until START appears on the screen. Once visible, press the ENTER button to prompt the soundbar to search for the subwoofer.
Step 2: Connect Devices and Check
The word “SEARCH” will be displayed until the soundbar successfully locates the subwoofer. After a successful connection, the words “OK” or “SUCCEED” will appear. If you see “FAILED,” repeat the steps mentioned above.
In conclusion, this comprehensive guide highlights the top ways to connect a subwoofer to a soundbar for the three prominent brands: Samsung, LG, and Sony. We hope you find this information useful.
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