Will any wireless subwoofer work with any soundbar?

Answered by Frank Schwing

When it comes to connecting a wireless subwoofer to a soundbar, compatibility can sometimes be an issue. Not all soundbars are designed to work with any wireless subwoofer, as some may have proprietary outputs or use specific wireless protocols that are not universally compatible. However, there are ways to ensure that you can connect almost any wireless subwoofer to your soundbar.

One of the most common ways to connect a subwoofer to a soundbar is through a dedicated subwoofer output or a subwoofer pre-out. This is typically a dedicated RCA or coaxial output on the soundbar that allows you to connect the subwoofer using a cable like the SVS SoundPath RCA Audio Interconnect Cable or a similar option. This type of connection is widely compatible and should work with most subwoofers, including all SVS models.

If your soundbar does not have a dedicated subwoofer output, you may still be able to connect a wireless subwoofer using alternative methods. Some soundbars have HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) ports, which can transmit audio signals to compatible devices, including subwoofers. In this case, you would need a wireless subwoofer that supports HDMI ARC connectivity.

Another option is to use a wireless subwoofer kit, which allows you to convert a wired subwoofer into a wireless one. These kits typically consist of a transmitter that connects to the soundbar and a receiver that connects to the subwoofer. This can be a convenient solution if you already have a wired subwoofer and want to make it wireless.

It’s worth noting that not all wireless subwoofers are compatible with all soundbars, even if they have the necessary connectivity options. Some soundbars and subwoofers may use different wireless protocols, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or proprietary wireless technology. In these cases, you’ll need to ensure that both the soundbar and the subwoofer support the same wireless protocol for them to work together.

While not all wireless subwoofers are compatible with all soundbars, there are ways to connect almost any wireless subwoofer to your soundbar. Look for a soundbar that has a dedicated subwoofer output or supports HDMI ARC connectivity, and make sure that the wireless subwoofer you choose is compatible with the soundbar’s connectivity options. By doing so, you should be able to enjoy enhanced bass response and a more immersive audio experience with your soundbar and subwoofer setup.