How to Connect a Wireless Subwoofer to a Vizio Sound Bar

By Rupinder Dhillon

The Sound Bar from Vizio is a compact speaker unit that can be mounted to a wall or placed on a TV stand. It can be purchased with or without a compatible wireless subwoofer. The method you use to connect a wireless subwoofer to the Sound Bar depends on the Sound Bar you purchased. If you purchased a Sound Bar that comes with a Vizio wireless subwoofer, link the devices by pressing the appropriate buttons. If you purchased a Sound Bar that doesn't come with a wireless subwoofer, connect a wireless subwoofer by connecting its transmitter to the Sound Bar.

Things You'll Need

  • S/PDIF or stereo RCA cable
  • Single RCA cable (optional)

Connect the Sound Bar to the Included Wireless Subwoofer

Step 1

Connect an S/PDIF or stereo RCA cable to the audio output on the source device, such as a TV or computer.

Step 2

Connect the other end of the S/PDIF or RCA cable to the S/PDIF input, "Input 1" or "Input 2" on the Sound Bar. If you're using an RCA cable, use either "Input 1" or "Input 2," but not both.

Step 3

Place the wireless subwoofer less than 60 feet away from the Vizio Sound Bar.

Step 4

Turn on the Vizio Sound Bar.

Step 5

Press the "Link" button on the wireless subwoofer.

Step 6

Press the "Input" button on the Sound Bar. Hold it for 5 seconds. The Sound Bar and subwoofer are successfully linked when the subwoofer's LED stays on continuously.

Connect the Sound Bar to a Separate Wireless Subwoofer

Step 1

Connect an S/PDIF or stereo RCA cable to the audio output on the source device, such as a TV.

Step 2

Connect the other end of the S/PDIF or RCA cable to the S/PDIF input, "Input 1" or "Input 2" on the Sound Bar. If you're using an RCA cable, use either "Input 1" or "Input 2," but not both.

Step 3

Connect the subwoofer's transmitter to the subwoofer output on the Sound Bar with a single RCA cable.

Step 4

Place the wireless subwoofer in the desired location. Do not exceed the maximum distance recommended by the subwoofer's manufacturer.

Step 5

Follow the instructions provided with the subwoofer to link the subwoofer to the transmitter.