Wiring speakers to amp for both 5.1 channel and 4 speaker listeni
How do I wire my 5 speakers to my Yamaha V663 Receiver in such a way to be able to use 5 (or I will settle for four) speakers to be used in normal mode for listening to music while also having the ability to use the 5.1 surround sound when listening to movies. Thanks
Re: Wiring speakers to amp for both 5.1 channel and 4...
I am assuming that you want to have a normal stereo ( 2 channel ) from, CDs, Radio Etc..To be able to play from all of your speakers for a more surrounding sound experience, for parties or just more sound.I am also assuming you currently have your speakers wired like standard 5.1 in the bottom diagram on page 19 of your receiver manual.To change the way the sound is coming from your speakers you will need to refer to the “Sound Field Programs” part of your manual starting on page 52.You will want to be in the input source you would like to change “ie: radio”Let assume you want to change radio, once the radio is on;Rotate the “N” Program selector, (or press “5” and then “12” Prog < /> repeatedly ).You will want to change to program, “7ch Stereo”this should take your 2ch signal and send it to all connected speakers.If this does not work, please let me know.
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is the difference between bi-wiring and bi-amping?
Bi-wiring is using the same power source (amplifier) but
connecting that power source to a woofer and a
midrange/tweeter on a
Bi-amping is using two separate power sources (amplifiers)
connecting one amplifier to a woofer and the other amplifier
midrange/tweeter on a speaker.
How do I bi-wire?
Your speaker must have two separate positive and negative
connections (one set for the woofer and one set for the
midrange/tweeter). Connect one wire between the positive
the amplifier/receiver the positive terminal on the speaker.
the other wire from the negative terminal on the
to the corresponding negative terminal on the speaker.
jumper straps connecting the two sets of speaker inputs.
process for the second set of terminals on the speaker,
them to the same positive and negative terminals on the
receiver/amplifier. Repeat the steps for each speaker you
Bi-Wire, connecting them to the appropriate terminals on
How do I bi-amp? Bi-amping is similar to bi-wiring, but involves
amplifiers: one for the woofer and one for the
Passive bi-amping involves a direct hookup between each
and the speaker terminals. True bi-amping involves hooking
preamp to an electronic crossover that replaces the passive
crossover network in the speaker. The active crossover then
to multiple power amplifiers.
do not use those speakers with that amp, those are 4 ohm speakers, which could damage your 8 ohm yamaha amp. you will have to get a 4 ohm capable amp to run the highs, and another 4 ohm amp to run the subs.
car amplifiers are currently 4 ohm, or even 2/1 ohm stable, but few, if any modern receivers can run at anything lower than 8 ohms without a danger of overheating. you may have to get a vintage amp(s), like a 1970's marantz receiver, or a 1980's to early 1990's kenwood power amp, because 4 ohm home amps are pretty scarce nowadays.
whatever amp(s)( you get, verify that they are DEFINITELY 4 ohm stable.
HI,go into the yam setup menu and make sure you have the sub turned on and cross over set to about 80hrtz if this suits your speakers,set sub level to about -5 on amp and say half way on the sub,this should work if not pull out sub cable at amp and touch the end,you should get a hum,if not you may have no power,faulty cable or sub.
PS>make sure you are pluged into the sub PRE OUT and NOT the six channel in.
Hope this helps.
You will not need to y connect your subwoofer, if you have only one RCA sub out on your receiver the other end of the RCA connector cable goes into the left input on most powered subs, there is no loss of signal, the option exist as some receiver do sport a double RCA sub out.
I have the same problem, check these link and you will understanding more how it works. My understanding was bose cube cannot work with other receiver directly, it has to be work with bose's woofer (they call module) and they have specific wire to connect. So I give up to switch to bose even they match my deco and go back to traditional. Good luck.
Try this - connect one pair of its speaker wires at a time and test it. Watch the polarity.
• Make sure all cube speaker arrays are connected to the proper terminals according to their position in your room. • Check to be sure all wires are connected to your surround receiver with the proper polarity (+ to + and – to – wires). Incorrect wiring can result in a total loss of module output. • Correct any wiring problems before you plug in your receiver and turn it on.
How do you know the receiver's Left channel isn't the fault? Sounds like a source issue.