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How to wire multiple speakers to one channel.

This mainly concerns surround sound systems, with a subwoofer. It is possible to wire multiple speakers to one channel, most useful for subwoofers. Even though bass is nondirectional, the user can still sort of place it. I create "surround bass" with one subwoofer channel. Enough intro.

I purchased two old Sansui LM-110 multi-driver(woofer and tweeter with a passive crossover) and placed them around the back wall till i liked the positioning. I then replaced my ht-z320 subwoofer with a Samsung PS-WX50(from the HT-X50 system). The X50 went in front, under the TV. The wiring to he speakers must be exactly as follows, lest the amplifier in the main unit repeatedly shut the unit down to protect(PROT then shutdown) from damage.

This is easier to do if you know how to solder(it also grants better sound), but can be achieved with a twist on wire connector and wire strippers.

The purple plug positive(denoted as a + inside a circle) keeps its wire, going to front woofer(Samsung PS-WX50) RED. Cut some speaker wire to the back woofer last on the route the wire will take to the rear woofers. Split it, then cut one of the two wires on the speaker wire at the other woofer. strip both ends. Do this to two equal lengths of speaker wire. Split and strip the joined ends of the first wire and connec both ends to the black port on the front woofer, the othe ends to the back woofer RED ports. Take the other wire, join the unsplit ends to the negative wire(helps to cut that short) in the purple plug, using your wire nut. Strip and connect the other ends to the black ports on the back woofers. This basically is a series setup. The back woofers are one one parallel circuit, but are powered as one speaker. therefore, the front speaker and both back speakers(acting as one) are a series loop. To simplify, unit + to front red. Front black to both back red. Both back black to unit -.


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htddw7600, brand new, sub amp is not working, only way to get any bass sound is to unplug the sub cable from back of main amp and touch it on side of sub out port.


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You have a very good system...one of the best of SONY..SUB does not get activated automatically especially on STEREO mode.DIRECT STEREO Notes • No sound will be output from the subwoofer.
.your system has Dedicated Power Amplifier for 2 Externally Driven Sub-Woofers (200W RMS x 2)..in order to activate the sub woofer amplifier you need to make a selection on the surround modes while you are switching the modes of the surround you will see the speaker position on the display of receiver as well..if you do not see the sub woofer it wont be activated..Sound Field Program (A.F.D) is a good example to test it..
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Additionally please follow the instruction on your user manual to activate the SUB ,as is follows..

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BASS-OUT
Low-frequency (bass) signals can be directed to the
subwoofer and/or the front left and right speakers
according to the characteristics of your system. This
setting also determines the routing of the LFE (low-
frequency effect) signals found in Dolby Digital or DTS
sources.
Choices: SWFR (subwoofer), FRONT, BOTH
• Select SWFR if you connect a subwoofer. LFE and
low-frequency signals from other channels are directed
to the subwoofer according to the speaker settings.
• Select FRONT if you do not use a subwoofer. LFE and
low-frequency signals from other channels are directed
to the front speakers according to the speaker settings
(even if you have previously set the front speakers to
SML).
• Select BOTH if you connect a subwoofer and you want
to output low-frequency signals from front channels to
both the front speakers and subwoofer. LFE and low-
frequency signals from other channels are also directed
to the subwoofer according to the speaker settings. Use
this function to reinforce low-frequency signals using
the subwoofer when playing back sources such as CDs.

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go to audio set up and configure the system for 5.1 or higher sound output.then only all the speakers ll work

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HOW TO HOOK UP ALL MY X-530 LOGITECH SPEAKER ON MY PC


You'll only be able to get true surround sound utilizing all the speakers if you have a sound card with multiple outputs (usually color coded as Green, Black, and Orange). Plug the satellite speakers into the subwoofer and run the three input wires (Green, Black, Orange) to your multi-source output.
If you only have one output on your PC (common), you should just connect the green wire and press the "matrix" button on the system. This will just duplicate the sound output into the other channels but is not "real" surround sound.
Hope that helps.

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I have a subwoofer with standard speaker wire connection, how to I attach to a receiver with a subwoofer cable?


The Subwoofer is Likely Passive....meaning no amplifier is within the enclosure itself....the incompatible connectors mean you cannot connect the subwoofer itself to your surround sound system.

look for a Suitable stand-alone (1 Channel) Amplifer with sufficent power.....connect the RCA Imputs (subwoofer cable) to the Recievers RCA subwoofer output....then connect the amplifier's output to the the wire going into the subwoofer enclosure....if there is a plastic connector simply cut it off and strip the wires down a sufficent lenght....then secure the wires to the output of the amplifier.

if you do this make sure you know the ohm rating of the subwoofer and the minimum ohm rating of the amplifier your using.

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