HOW TO surround sound speaker wiring

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  1. Babette

    Babette Auditioning

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    my set up:
    -cable box
    -emerson vcr/dvd
    -RCA tru flat television - connected to the above through cable via cable in to box, out/in to vcr/dvd, out to tv
    -pro dynamics spl 3000 home theatre series subwoofer/amp with one center and 4 surround speakers

    my dilemma:
    I have the amp receiving/projecting sound via cable connect to tv monitor out with settings on tv as Sound-enhanced,SAP, Audio Output-fixed, and int. speakers set "for the tv to be center" - on the amp there are four typical connects for the speaker wire - 2 labeled "in" and 2 labeled "out" - can any one advise as to which wire should go where for sound to the smaller speakers?
     
  2. JamesCB

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    You bought these from the back of a white van, didn't you?

    Without a surround receiver, you are shit out of luck. These are not powered.

    James
     
  3. Babette

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    that's funny! but my boyfriend gave them to me... maybe he saw the white van, I don't know... I just want to get them to work (laughing) - so I need a receiver then?
     
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    can you tell james is from new york? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    yes, babette, it sounds like you need a receiver, but you mention the word "amp", so i'm not sure what you have.

    just to confirm, you have a total of 5 speakers (plus a sub) - is that correct? also, do you know if the sub is powered or not (if there is a power-cable coming out of the sub, then it's powered).

    in any case, to get these to work you need to hook them up to a ht receiver (one that is capable of reproducing 5.1 surround sound). just about every ht receiver can do this now. you can get a decent one for about 200 bucks these days.

    once you have the receiver, you can actually hook up all your other components to it as well.
     

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