speaker arangement volume

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by PeterK, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. PeterK

    PeterK Supporting Actor

    Jan 14, 2004
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    I baught a HTIB surround system which is 5 speakers, bass, and a receiver/dvd player. It is basically last years model of this HTIB. I already had 2 larger old speakers of my dads that I have arranged to be the front left and right speakers. I then took the 2 front speakers that came with the HTIB and put them right beside and wired them to the center speaker. What I am hoping someone will know is, will the volume be the same with the 2 additional speakers? does the speaker amplify the signal or is a set wattage sent out from the receiver and it doesn't matter how many speakers are attached to that particular channel. I don't know if it means anything but the speakers are all attached to the bass and then a large serial cable attaches the bass to the receiver. How much does it cost for a doodad that measure the decibels coming out of your speakers?
  2. Brian Johnson

    Brian Johnson Supporting Actor

    Oct 21, 2001
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    Since no one has replied I'll throw in some rookie advice....

    You'd probably be better off just using the speakers that came with the system & wire them properly.
    I take it by your post you just plugged the additional speakers into the center channel output? Could be bad.... could never have a problem... who knows?
    Is this setup mainly for movies?
    Hopefully others can suggest more options.
    About the doodad you were asking about. Here's a good place to start.
    A wise investment for anyone. (well a HT anyone :p) )

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