Multiple speaker conection issue

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  1. Mrctown216

    Mrctown216 Auditioning

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    Hi All Well Here The Deal Im Doing A Home Theater Setup And Recently I Built A Computer From The Ground Up Just For This And Also Got New HDTV 55in. And Now I Just Got New Shelf Stereo System Total Power 560watts And I Hooked It To My Pc And Boy It Sound Like Im In A Real Movie Theater ! And Now I Want To Hook Up Second Pair For Total Surround Sound Now Mind You I Brought Second Pair Of Speakers That Are Exactly The Same Az Ones Came With The System And The Shelf System Only Has 2 Speaker Output So How Do I Connect All 4????
     
  2. Cees Alons

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    Hello Jon,


    Welcome to the forum.

    Would you be so kind to use a more normal, less irritating layout of your sentences here from now on?


    Thanks!



    Cees
     
  3. Al.Anderson

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    You aren't kidding Cees, that was annoying to try and decypher.


    The correct way to do add two speakers is to connect them in series. LeftRcvr+ to LeftSpkr+, LeftRcvr- to NewSpkr+, NewSpkr- to LeftRcvr-. Repeat on the right side. Be aware that connecting this way will increase the resistance which will decrease the volume. However, the alternative, connecting the speakers in parallel, will decrease the resistance which could damage your receiver.
     
  4. DaveF

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    Also keep in mind that while four speakers may create a more immersive experience, you're not getting any sort of "surround" experience. You've simply got the same stereo sound in front of you and behind you.


    Since you've already got four speakers, I suggest scraping up a little money, and buying a fifth speaker and a surround receiver. A 5.1 digital surround system is substantially better than a doubled stereo system for movies, TV, and video games. And for music, a Dolby Pro Logic II can be a very nice listening mode.
     
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    While Dave is correct in his statement that you are only getting stereo only sound even with four speakers, and you would benefit with the addition of 5.1 receiver.

    It may not be as simple as adding a center channel to the speakers that you own. You will need to find out the Ohm rating of for 4 speakers and make sure they will match up with the Ohm rating of the receiver. Many shelf all in one systems and most cheap HTib come with speakers that are rated at 4 ohms or less and could cause problems if used with a receiver which is rated 6 ohms and up.
     
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    Good point. I missed that it was an all-in-one system.
     

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