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Speakers for HT, speakers for Music

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ColinW, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. ColinW

    ColinW Agent

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    Hi all, I have a question regarding whether I should add in two extra speakers to my system for the purpose of listening to music. I currently am running a Polk Audio satellite/sub combination which works well enough for my home theatre needs, but I find them rather limited when it comes to music.
    I have a set of old Infinity SM 82 bookshelf speakers which have always treated me well, so I was considering plugging them into the B speaker from the Amp (Kenwood VR509) and using them soley for music.
    Does anyone have any suggestions, or experience with this?
    Colin
     
  2. Nick G

    Nick G Stunt Coordinator

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    Sounds like a perfectly reasonable way to go to me. Go for it. Enjoy.
    Nick
     
  3. JonathanJ

    JonathanJ Auditioning

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    Actually, I've got a question about that. I have two Marantz MA500 monoblocks. I am planning on hooking them up to the preouts on a yamaha receiver. I was also looking at the magneplanar speakers. I feel like it would be a nightmare to timbre match a center speaker to them. SO, my plan was to use the monoblocks to power the magneplanar speakers and then just hook up my other speakers to the regular outputs. My question is: If you have an A/B switch on your receiver and you use an external amp through the preouts, which set of speakers gets the external amplification? and which gets the receivers amplification? Is my above set up possible? Thanks.
    Jonathan
     

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