6.1 wiring ?

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  1. Tom_Price

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    I have a 6.1 channel receiver, but if I wanted to hook up 2 speakers to the surround back connection, what would be the best way to wire them?

    Could someone answer this question specifically letting me know which wire to connect to which speaker or output, etc.?

    Thanks for the time.

    -Tom
     
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    I wire mine in parallel.
     
  4. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    There are two choices, parallel and series. Neither is optimal for most receivers, unless the resultant load is what the manufacture recommends for its amplifier.

    Usually, this is not the case, though, so wiring two speakers results in mismatched impedances. Assuming an 8-ohm-rated amp with 8-ohm speakers, parallel will draw twice the power from the amplifier and can overheat it. Series divides the power in half, and that is split between the two speakers.

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