Running exterior speakers in series?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Daddy-G, May 29, 2012.

  1. Daddy-G

    Daddy-G Auditioning

    Jun 26, 2009
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    I am finishing up the landscaping in my back yard and have run conduit to 6 planters (one from the next). I have 2 pair of speaker wire coming from a remote on the patio (which home runs to A/V location). Can anyone tell me how to wire up speakers like this? I think it's called running in "series"???
  2. Al.Anderson

    Al.Anderson Cinematographer

    Jul 2, 2002
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    I didn't follow the first part of your post, but connecting in series means connecting as such: rcvr+ to spkr1+, spkr1- to spkr2+, spkr2+ to rcvr-. You can add more speakers in the chain by repeating the pattern. Do the same thing on the other channel(s). I'm assuming you have at least a left/right. It's not a good idea to only use one channel of a pair if you can't turn the other off in the set-up menu.
    The only thing you have to keep in mind is that each speaker adds it resistance to the circuit, which reduces the overall power to each speaker and lowers the volume.

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