6.1 Channel and 7 Speakers+sub?

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  1. Evan R

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    Hi,

    I recently moved and gave my nephew the receiver that I used for my garage. It's an inexpensive JVC 6.1 channel receiver, and he ended up with 7 speakers + sub,(I don't recognize the brand but I'm sure they were inexpensive, something a young teenager can afford.) He said they only sold them in pairs for the fronts, surrounds and rears. Anyway, he asked me a question that I can't begin to answer. He want's to know if he can use 2 speakers for the rear surround but there's only 1 output from the receiver of course. Is that possible and how would how would he accomplish it? Thanks for the help! [​IMG]

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  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Tell him to just hook up the 6 speakers and be done with it. The world won’t spin off its axis if he doesn’t use each and every one of them. [​IMG]

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    Actually, it's preferred to use a 7.1 array even off a 6.1 receiver. Wire the two rear speakers in parallel and you're good to go. That's what I do.
     
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    OK Chris, sounds good, here I go, Ok, almost there, uh, OK, wait a minute. What's this wire it in parallel you speak of? I take it I wire from one speaker to the next. Negative to negative. Positive to Positive. Is this right or do I have it bas-ackwords? Your sending me into new territory here, broadening my horizons, as it were... Plus, I'm going to have to explain all this over the phone! Thanks! [​IMG]

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    No, that’s correct.

    What Chris forgot to mention is that the receiver needs to be capable of handling a 4-ohm load if you’re going to run two speakers in parallel. Otherwise it could burn out that channel, especially if he likes to push the system hard.

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    Thanks for the info. Don't have a clue about the ohms. And yes, he lets it rip, sometimes even when his parents ARE home... Part of the fun of giving him the receiver, Ha! My sister-in-law loves me! I think I'll tell him to get the model number and call JVC to see if it'll handle 4-ohms. If so, we'll hook up that other speaker. Anyway, now I know how to do it. Thanks you guys. Good stuff... [​IMG]

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    You go receiver + to one speaker's +, then that speakers - to the other speaker's +, then speaker 2's - to receiver -.
     
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    I'm on crack. That's series.

    What Wayne said.

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