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Old 12-24-00, 12:48 PM
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So I got my new home theatre, and we got 6 speakers along with it - 2 front, 2 rear, 2 center (we already have a sub-woofer)

And we've hooked everything up fine - except for the center speakers!

Our receiver only has 1 terminal for center speakers, and we have 2 of them. And they're pretty tall so we can't put them on top of the TV.

So what do I do? Put one speaker for the center on the right or left of the TV? Or can I connect those 2 speakers, and then put a wire from that connection to the receiver? Or would that blow my system up?

What would you suggest?
Old 12-24-00, 01:20 PM
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There is only one center channel in a DD or DTS system. Put the one speaker over or under your tv in the middle.

If you really want to run both, connecting them up parallel will double what the amp must deliver (cut the ohms in half). If they're both 8 ohm speakers, connecting them this way effectively makes them appear as one 4 ohm speaker. A good high current amp (Onkyo, NAD, most Yamahas) should drive it with no problem, others it may blow the electronics in the amp.
Old 12-24-00, 01:53 PM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by MichaelBlanton:

If you really want to run both, connecting them up parallel will double what the amp must deliver (cut the ohms in half). If they're both 8 ohm speakers, connecting them this way effectively makes them appear as one 4 ohm speaker. A good high current amp (Onkyo, NAD, most Yamahas) should drive it with no problem, others it may blow the electronics in the amp.
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Damn...I have a pretty crappy Technics that says we have to use 8 ohm speakers..we were going to get a sony but they were sold out, so we will thankfully be exchanging it within 2 weeks.

But I guess for now, since I can't put them over (they're too tall - about 3.5 feet) or under (again-they're too tall) the TV, and I can't double them up, I have to just use 1 and put it either to the left or right of my screen...

That's gonna blow - it'll sound like whenever someone's talking, they're on the left (or right), even if they're on the opposite side.


Ahhh well. Thanks for your help anyway.

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