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connect 3way speakers to 5.1 receiver

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by afrodogg, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. afrodogg

    afrodogg Auditioning

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    Hello All,

    i have a 5.1 Pioneer receiver (VSX-821-K). my Subwoofer died last week and i have two SONY SS-MF315 speakers (3way floor standing) that i have used before as stereo.
    i was wondering i can replace my two front home theater speakers with the two SONYs and also connect LFE channel to them to give me full range. is it possible? and how? is it safe to connect LFE wire in the same red&black ports (with LF & RF)
    I'm trying to save the cost of a new Subwoofer, because i'm planning a full system upgrade in the near future.

    thanks
     
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    You can accomplish it, but that's not how you do it. You connect those speakers to the L&R speaker outputs on the receiver, in place of the ones you're currently using, then in the receiver's speaker setup menu, you set the subwoofer to "Off" or "No", and the the L&R speakers to "Large", and you're done. Then it will route the subwoofer signal to the front speakers, along with their regular material. You'll have to re-calibrate the speaker levels.

    You NEVER connect two different connections or sources to the same input of a speaker. You can destroy equipment and maybe bring in the fire dept.
     
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    Haha, thats what i was afraid of..
    Anyway, thank you for your help. I was able to set it up! And it actually sounds better than before!
     
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    now i can notice a lag in bass coming out of the woofer. last night i was watching a talk show when i realized that bass (only) in not in sync with higher frequencies.. the sound coming out of the woofer is approx 0.5 sec delayed, while the mid and tweeter are in sync with the rest of the speakers. Is there something in the receiver settings that i am missing?
     
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    I've never heard of that. I'm stumped.
     
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    Are the speakers original? Nothing has been replaced or modified? This sounds like a speaker problem.
     
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    Yes they are. i have set subwoofer to “on” and set the lfp to 50, so now i have lower frequencies going through the large speakers. A temporary solution until i get new ones
     
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    Is there possibly a phase setting for the LFE channel on the receiver that has the LFE out of phase and sounding delayed? (Grasping at straws here.)
     

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