How To Hook Up A Powered Subwoofer To A Mixer?

The Subwoofer hooks up to mean that the subwoofer connects to the mixer. powered subwoofer and Mixer are different devices from each other. But a mixer is used for the best performance for the subwoofer. Today different mixers of low voltage and high voltage can use for every type of subwoofer speaker. Some people dont know how to hook up a powered subwoofer to a mixer. Every powered subwoofer has points for connecting to amplifiers and other devices like a soundbar, amp, or car stereo. If you have a subwoofer or speaker. Then you should have a device ( Mixer, amp, etc ) that runs your speaker or subwoofer. 

First, you should have the same quality Mixer as a voltage range that connects to the subwoofer. Then they both best perform when you connect. It is a common issue. You can connect easily the subwoofer with the mixer at your home. Just follow my few steps. I explained below some useful ways for connected both devices.

How To Hook Up A Powered Subwoofer To A Mixer?

We need a good connection to connect both devices. We should use great quality cables for the audio input and output systems. first, you need the best places for a subwoofer in the studio or anywhere. The mixer makes the best audio wave frequency.

Hook Up A Powered Subwoofer To A Mixer?

Fellow step for connection of mixer and subwoofer or speaker.

  • First, you need good quality power cables for the mixer. And need input/output pin cables OR XLR cables. Modern mixers available XLR cable points.
  • Connect the left active subwoofer cable to the “L”( Left ) socket point of the mixer. And connect the right active subwoofer cables to the “R “ ( Right ) socket point of the mixer.
  •  If you are using a monitor subwoofer, plug a speaker cable into the “L+R” jack
  • When you connect all input/output and supply cables. then please check all pins of the cables. If any pin loses please tighten it. because it problems can damage your mixer
  • Main switch ON of the mixer. And open the volume of the left and right speakers from the mixer.
  • More options channels are available on the mixer for connecting the mic and other external devices.

Do you need a mixer with powered speakers?

The mixer is not compulsory. Because an active subwoofer or speaker already has an amplifier. But some people use amplifiers in some places. Its main reason is when we use a powered subwoofer in any studio-like club dance party. Then we connect a mixer with a speaker for the best performance of the audio system. But most people cannot use a mixer with a subwoofer at home because we should have more budget for an amplifier.

Also Read: How To connect (pair) a JBL Soundbar? 

Best Mixers for subwoofer:

If you want use an amplifier for your subwoofer. You should use the best quality brand mixers. Because the brand mixer has a long life and more option for connection of input/output devices. I think its budget is very high. But in my experience, it gives the best audio sound quality. More brand mixers are available in the market.

But I suggest you for just 4 mixers.

  • Peavey PVI 6500 400-Watt 5-Channel Powered Mixer. 
  • Mackie Profx8v2 8-Channel Compact Mixer
  • 4 Yamaha Ag03 3-Channel Mixer / 1 Microphone
  • 750W * 2 professional powered mixer.

How To Hook Up A Subwoofer To A Soundbar?

The soundbar is a type of audio speaker. It uses convenient and quick ways to listen to high-quality audio. You can connect one soundbar to your TV with a single HDMI Cable. When you are connecting the subwoofer with the soundbar. Then the power cords for both the soundbar and the subwoofer should be connected to the back of each unit.

If the soundbar is turned on then the dedicated subwoofer will connect automatically. Now check the indicator light on the subwoofer. The subwoofer’s blue led blinks indicator on the subwoofer will stop blinking when fully connected. The process fails if the blue LED doesn’t stop blinking. 

How To Hook Up Powered Subwoofer To PA System?

PA means public address system. The mixer is a part of the PA. We can connect a subwoofer to PA to get a strong quality audio system. A public address system is used for big sound system arrangements. But most people use a mixer because they have a low budget for a sound system.  

When you connect a PA with a subwoofer. You make sure that the subwoofer and PA system should be of equal quality. PA system connects with the subwoofer as a like mixer. If you have a PA system. Then you should have some input/output cables for the connection of both.

Related Guide: How To Get Deep Bass From Subwoofer?

Connecting Subwoofer To AUX:

AUX is an input/output cable that use to connect with the speaker or subwoofer. Sometimes we want to connect mobile and computer systems with a subwoofer or speaker. For this connection, we need an aux cable. AUX is also called 2-in-1 cables. It means one side of the cables connects with mobile or other devices and 2 side pins connect with subwoofer input points. If you want to connect the mini device with a subwoofer. You should purchase a high-quality aux cable. I think aux cable is available in every market. You can purchase it easily everywhere. 

Note: when you purchase any cables for your devices from the market. Try to purchase branded cables for long life. Best quality of this cable than other cables. 

Wireless Connect Devices With Subwoofer:

Some people want to connect mobile and other devices to the subwoofer through wireless. You can connect the device with a subwoofer through Bluetooth. But some speakers or subwoofers do have no Bluetooth option. Bluetooth is not available in Some old subwoofer versions. If you have the latest version of the speaker then you can get the Bluetooth option in the subwoofer.

Some people face issues when they are connecting devices with a subwoofer through Bluetooth. First, you should turn on the Bluetooth of the subwoofer and then turn on the Bluetooth of the device. Then it will connection successful.  


I have explained all common connections with the subwoofer or speaker. You can connect a subwoofer with a mixer, PA system, soundbar, amplifier, etc. But all devices are optional for the active subwoofer. The mixer is used for the best quality of sound. If you face any issues with how to hook up a powered subwoofer to a mixer. You should read my all top topics. I believe that you can solve your problems easily. 

If you face any problem. Naver dont worry. Just take time and struggle. It is my experience. When I face any problems. First, I do relax then I spend some time-solving problems. Naver degrades in any problems. Just need a lite bit of common sense.   

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Robert David

Robert David

I’m Robert David an owner and writer of subwoofergiant. I love to spend my time finding good products. I guide people about which subwoofer is best for them to pick. if you want knowledge about subwoofers. you come to the right place Thanks!

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