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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by ewin, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. ewin

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    Could i wire up two more surrounds by having two sets of wire to each speakers then join them together at the other end then connect it up to my left rear speaker output on my amp and do the same for the other side as well giving me four surrounds or would this do harm to my amp.
    the amp is a pioneervsx-510 with no preouts and a rather wide living room.
     
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    I was wondering this too. I also have quite a wide living room.

    Alternatively, can you do something lie this:

    Output 7.1 analogue from a sound card and

    1. Send left, right centre and surrounds to the AV amp?
    2. Send back surround left and right to a 2 channel amp?
    3. Run the LFE channel from the sound card straight to the powered subwoofer?

    Just a crazy notion of mine :)
    Owen
     
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    Very much depends on the combined impedance offered by your speakers wired like that....for instance...2 sets of 8 ohm speakers wired as you suggest in parallel will give a 4 ohm load to your amp....a number of amps have problems with 4 ohm loads,and certainly if the overall load is much below 4 ohms,your amps will almost certainly find things a bit difficult!
     

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