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Creating a surround sound system

I have a H.K. 520 receiver, 2 klipsch KSB 2.1 speakers, a velodyne CT150 sub, a polk audio center speaker, a sony bdp s301 blu ray player and a 50" panasonic plasma tv. Can I hook this stuff up to make a decent sounding surround sound system"

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand should work more than OK. Even if the 520 is only pushing 75watts per channel, you have 2 X for the front KSB-2.1 (left & right) plus another 75 for the Polk Audio center in addition to 250watts built-in amp of the Velodyne CT-150. What would be better is another pair of KSB-2.1 or comparable for the surround (another 2 X 75 and widening the separation).

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