How To Connect A Samsung Soundbar To A Subwoofer Without Remote
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Some soundbars have their own subwoofers while others don’t. For those that have, pairing usually doesn’t need connecting wires since the communication is wireless. However, you normally need a remote to connect them. So what if you don’t have the remote? In this article, we will show you how to connect a Samsung soundbar to a subwoofer without the remote. 

You can connect a Samsung soundbar to a subwoofer without a remote by manual or automatic connection. With an automatic connection, just turn on both devices and if Bluetooth is on, they will connect. With a manual connection, you use the ID SET button on the back of the subwoofer.

Samsung Soundbar To Subwoofer Without Remote

Samsung soundbars are among the more outstanding soundbar systems. This is because some come with their own subwoofer and remote. However, not all do and in some cases, you may need to connect your soundbar to an older subwoofer for example.

How Do I Pair My Samsung Subwoofer Without The Remote?

Setting up your home theater system should be one of the easiest after acquiring the right devices.

Besides, the Samsung soundbar and subwoofer should be able to pair up automatically when they are turned on. This makes them more seamless to connect and enjoy your entertainment.

The subwoofer turns on automatically when the power code is plugged in the power and configured to pair with the included Samsung soundbar. Let’s see how to achieve both the manual and automatic connection.

Automatic Connection

Some subwoofers can connect automatically, especially if the Bluetooth of the subwoofer and soundbar is already turned on. They will pair autromatically. Ensure you turn off Bluetooth on other nearby devices.

Connect the power cords for the subwoofer and soundbar into the wall socket. Turn on the soundbar, and allow the subwoofer to connect automatically.

You should be able to check when the subwoofer is completely connected. That should happen when the blue LED indicator on the sub stops blinking and instead glows continuously. If this does not happen, then the connection has failed and you will need to troubleshoot by restarting the soundbar.

As you can notice, this process does not involve a remote at all! However, before doing the connection, always ensure that:

  • Bluetooth is not enabled on either device
  • There’s power in the socket.
  • You correctly plug in the power cords
  • The power cords are firmly attached.

Manual Connection

Sometimes, the automatic connection might fail due to unknown reasons, this is where the manual connection comes in.

The following are the steps to follow in case you decide to resolve it manually. Ensure the soundbar has been factory reset, or the subwoofer or soundbar has been replaced or serviced.

Follow the steps below to have this connection manually achieved:

Step 1: Connect the power cord of the soundbar to the back of the device, and then to the wall outlet. Repeat the same procedure with the subwoofer. Ensure that the connection is secure and safe.

Step 2: Behind the subwoofer, locate the ID SET button and press it down using a sharp Object-This because the button is too small. Continue holding the object until STANDBY turns off and the Blue LED begins to blink.

Step 3: Continue holding the ID SET button until it appears on the display of the soundbar.

Step 4: While the subwoofer’s Blue LED still blinks, turn on the soundbar and release the button. The main unit and the subwoofer should be connected now and the Blue LED should stop blinking and be solid bright. If it continues to blink, the connection has failed, and you can troubleshoot by switching the soundbar off and starting the process again.

Can You Use A Samsung Subwoofer Without The Soundbar?

Subwoofers are independent sound devices that work to produce low-frequency sounds such as sub-bass and bass. They do not, therefore, depend on soundbars to reproduce sound. Your Samsung subwoofer will therefore be able to work without the soundbar.

How To Sync Samsung Subwoofer To Soundbar Without Remote

As we already mentioned, this process can be tricky as most soundbars connect with native, manufacturer-paired subwoofers. Many manufacturers however give you the option of upgrading your soundbar with more subwoofers with recommended products, though.

Connect Samsung Soundbar To Subwoofer Without Remote

For example, if you buy a Samsung soundbar, you should purchase a Samsung-compatible subwoofer to synchronize them successfully. Many soundbars are currently packaged with a subwoofer or extra speakers in order to create a better surround sound experience.

Apart from the conventional methods of connecting manufacturer-paired soundbars and subwoofers, they’s a jerry-rigged method you can seamlessly use to sync a subwoofer to a soundbar. For this method, you need a receiver and a stereo mini mixer.

Begin by connecting the soundbar to the receiver, then to the mini-mixer. From the mini-mixer, you can then connect the subwoofer to the receiver.

Why Add A Subwoofer To A Soundbar?

Generally, there are a variety of soundbar packages including those with only built-in speakers, those with external speakers, those with built-in subwoofers, and those with an external subwoofer.

Also, some soundbars are pretty basic, while others can produce really great sound without external speakers. While it all depends on your needs, adding a subwoofer to your soundbar brings a better listening experience. If you are weighing the pros and cons of adding a sub, look at the summary below.

The Gap A Soundbar Fills

The subwoofer plays the role of reproducing low-pitched audio frequencies, something other speakers cannot.

Subwoofers Are Important For Soundbars

Most soundbars provide the front-heavy sound. This makes the sense as they are in front of the room. Besides, they are not equipped with very powerful bass. In order to get a more robust bass, a subwoofer is a crucial addition. By placing your soundbar and the added subwoofer at the right place, you can bring a more immersive surround sound experience to your TV room.

Samsung Sound Bar Subwoofer Won’t Link

If your Samsung subwoofer and soundbar won’t link, you can troubleshoot them by following the steps below:

  1. Using a small object, press the ID Set button on the back of the subwoofer,
  2. Press and hold the Mute button on the soundbar until it displays “ID Set,”
  3. Continue to link the soundbar to the subwoofer as we have described above.

Also, ensure the devices are powered and placed closer to each other. If this procedure does not help, you may require service for the unit.

Samsung Subwoofer Keeps Disconnecting From Soundbar

If you are facing this problem with your connection, unplug the subwoofer and soundbar for at least five minutes and reconnect again. Ensure the devices are placed closer to each other before attempting to reconnect them as wireless interference may also be the culprit in the disconnection.

How To Turn On Samsung Soundbar Without Remote

You can easily turn on your Samsung soundbar without a remote. You will however need to connect the soundbar to the Samsung TV by an optical cable. This allows Auto Power Link to turn on your soundbar automatically when the TV is turned on. This way, you will never require to use a soundbar remote.

How To Sync Samsung Subwoofer To Soundbar Without Remote

As we already mentioned, this process can be tricky as most soundbars connect with native, manufacturer-paired subwoofers. Many manufacturers, however, give you the option of upgrading your soundbar with more subwoofers with recommended products, though. 

For example, if you buy a Samsung soundbar, you should purchase a Samsung-compatible subwoofer to synchronize them successfully. Many soundbars are currently packaged with a subwoofer or extra speakers to create a better surround sound experience. 

Apart from the conventional methods of connecting manufacturer-paired soundbars and subwoofers, they’re a jerry-rigged method you can seamlessly use to sync a subwoofer to a soundbar. For this method, you need a receiver and a stereo mini mixer.

Begin by connecting the soundbar to the receiver, then to the mini-mixer. From the mini-mixer, you can then connect the subwoofer to the receiver. 

How Do I Turn The Subwoofer Up On My Samsung Soundbar?

The subwoofer is responsible for low-frequency sounds. It augments sound from the front/right speakers. To turn up your subwoofer bass level, there are two approaches applied:

Model Type 1

  1. Press the S/W LEVEL button on the soundbar remote. SW 00 will appear on the front display of the soundbar. 
  2. Press + button above the S/W level button on the soundbar remote to increase the S/W volume. You can set it from SW +01 to SW +06. The higher the number, the louder the bass.
  3. Press the S/W – button to decrease the S/W volume.
  4. Play some music or an action-packed to test.

Model Type 2

  1. Press the woofer button on the soundbar remote. SW 0 appears on the front display of the soundbar
  2. Press the skip forward button above the Audio sync button on the soundbar remote to increase the subwoofer volume. It can be from SW+1 to SW +6; the higher the number, the louder the bass
  3. Press the Sound Effect button to decrease the subwoofer volume
  4. Play some music or an action movie to test.     

Samsung Sound Bar Subwoofer Won’t Link

If your Samsung subwoofer and soundbar won’t link, you can troubleshoot them by following the steps below:

  1. Using a small object, press the ID Set button on the back of the subwoofer,
  2. Press and hold the Mute button on the soundbar until it displays “ID Set,”
  3. Continue to link the soundbar to the subwoofer as we have described above. 

Also, ensure the devices are powered and placed closer to each other. If this procedure does not help, you may require service for the unit. 

Samsung Subwoofer Keeps Disconnecting From Soundbar

If you face this problem with your connection, unplug the subwoofer and soundbar for at least five minutes and reconnect again. Ensure the devices are placed closer to each other before reconnecting them, as wireless interference may also be the culprit in the disconnection. 

For more detailed instructions, check out our article on how to fix the issue with your subwoofer keeps disconnecting from your soundbar.

How To Turn On Samsung Soundbar Without Remote 

You can quickly turn on your Samsung soundbar without a remote. You will, however, need to connect the soundbar to the Samsung TV by an optical cable. This allows Auto Power Link to turn on your soundbar automatically when the TV is turned on. This way, you will never require to use a soundbar remote. 

To learn more, check out our article on how to connect your Samsung soundbar to a subwoofer without a remote.