My Onkyo 500 receiver has 4 outs to front speakers, should I use 2 or 4??

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  1. kurt_fire

    kurt_fire Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the Onkyo HTS 650 system. It allows you to hook up 4 speakers for the L and R audio alone. I'm using the Onkyo speakers that came with the set, and I also have 2 Yamaha speakers just sitting on my bookshelf that I could hook up to use 4 speakers? Would this sound better, or would this just produce too much sound for the front? thanks!
     
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    if its like the onkyo receiver i have, if you have speakers connected on the "B" front speakers and turn both sets (A and B) on at the same time the "B" speakers are powered by the surround amps, which means that you wouldnt be able to use any surround modes.

    if you are just playing 2channel music or something similar, i dont see why you couldnt, but i dont think its going to be worth the trouble.
     
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    oh, so you can't use 5 front speakers and the rears at the same time? it's either 5 fronts or 3 fronts and 2 rears?
     

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