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How do I hook up two seakers to the same set of terminals on my amp?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeremy Illingworth, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

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    Is this safe? I want to have a pair of speakers for each rear surround and would like to just run them all off my amp.
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  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Jeremy,
    No it is not safe to do that. If you can hook up another
    set of speakers it would be to the B terminals if the
    receiver let you do so.
    The problem with wiring more than one "set" of speakers
    to a particular terminal is that you decrease the ohm
    load which allows the amp to push more power, to the
    point of amplifier failure in all likelyhood.
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  3. PaulKH

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    Jeremy, you can get boxes which allow multiple sets of speakers to be connected to one set of amp connections AND they keep the impedance right for the amp. I have a Jamo box which allows up to 4 sets of speakers to go to one output.
    DON'T just jam both sets of speaker wires into the one output on the amp.
     

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