5.1 Wiring sound Question

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  1. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    I have a dts receiver its a pioneer. well I have 2 floor speakers, a center, and my surrounds....
    On the back of my receiver there are inputs for the 5.1 sound (little rca jack ins) My question is can I take my speaker wire from my speakers (the negative and positive wires) and get a rca jack of some sorts and connect it so I can plug them into my 5.1 receiver....... Understand?? lol hope so any help will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Rob Rodier

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    I don't understand. You want to plug speakers into the back of your recevier via the multichannel input?

    If that is your question, you should goto the basics area and ask why you can't.

    Good luck

    -rob
     
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    Normal output levels from a RCA jack would be about 1 volt peak to peak.
    that level wouldn't drive most speakers, it's perfect for headphones
     
  5. Marty M

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    Those 5.1 inputs on the back of your receiver are what you would used to connect to a SACD or DVD-A player. I mistakenly connected my subwoofer to the input and for a time couldn't figure out why nothing was coming out of the sub.
     
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    You gotta wire your speakers to the speakers binding post
    behind your receiver accordingly or you get no sound at all.

    The 5.1 inputs are for as Marty M said,either for SACD player or DVD player with built in decoder.
     
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    What people have said is certainly correct and true, but nobody has asked: why would you want to do this? What exactly are you trying to do? Or is it just that you're having trouble hooking up you speakers?
     
  8. dave_brogli

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    ok... im sorry for the misuse in terms...... i think leon was the closest to knowing what I meant... Right now I have my speakers tied into the binding posts.. so I get all sounds everything is fine, but when I switch my pioneer receiver into 5.1 mode I get no sound (I would also have switched my dvd player to 5.1 not dts or dd) So I looked in the back and see 6 rca jacks that are labeled front r , front l, center.. so on....
    It says they are the 5.1 inputs?? I have a JVC Progressive scan dvd player and on the back of it there isnt the 5.1 audio OUT, just your typical av jacks (is this what I need a 5.1 audio out for my dvd.....)
    Please everyone bear with me! Im trying terribly hard to make this understandable but its hard since in the audio dep, I am still a newbie!
     
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