Speaker 'A' Runs With 5.1/Sub- Is Speaker 'B' Output Full Range?

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  1. James Edward

    James Edward Supporting Actor

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    I'm setting up a system for someone, and will be utilizing the 'B' speaker outputs; are they generally full-range, even when the main speakers are crossed over at the receiver?
    I was not planning on a sub for the 2nd pair of speakers, but would it be needed?
    The receiver in question is a NAD T753...

    Thanks for any thoughts...
     
  2. BrianWoerndle

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    Usually A/B speakers are meant for either/or, so they will use the same settings.

    And if you plan on using both speakers at the same time they will each only get half the power. It will also put a larger strain on the receiver, so be careful with loud volumes.
     
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    A and B are exactly the same thing. They are physically the same amp channel, so whatever is playing on A is also on B. Be careful running two sets of speakers at the same time this way.
     
  4. James Edward

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    I just hooked up the 'B' speakers today, and they do not utilize the sub, so somehow the receiver runs them full range.

    I know this is different than the replies, so I figured I'd post the results...

    Thanks.
     

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