Can I add 2 more speakers and a sub woofer to center channel?

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I have Onkyo TX-NR616

I originally have DefTech procinema 60 5.1 (4 satellite, 1 center and 1 sub). This setup was good.

Then I upgraded to towers. Replaced 2 of these satellites with 2 DefTech BP 8040ST towers. The 150 watt sub that came with procinema 60 5.1 is of no use, because the towers are giving good enough bass.

Now, I am trying to put these 2 satellites and spare subwoofer to best use.

Can I add these 2 satellite speakers and the sub woofer to center channel? If so please suggest how to make the connections.
 

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It's always nice to use what you have but sometimes it's just better to leave some extra things stored in the closet. You could use the 2 satellites as Back-Surrounds for a 7.1. And I suppose you could use the speaker-level inputs on the back of the sub to connect it to the center channel output of the receiver but that really wouldn't be a good idea.

I would sell the 2 satellites, subwoofer and your present center speaker and purchase a better defTech center speaker that would have a better chance of keeping up with your fronts. And even though it sounds like the front towers are putting out plenty of bass a real subwoofer (SVS, HSU, Etc.) will show you that they aren't.

Integrating speakers where they aren't designed to go never works out as well as hoped.
 
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