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I have a Bose Accumass 6 system connected to an Onkyo amp running as a entertainment system on our boat. The quality is sufficient for what we need. The amp (a TX-DX575) has A&B speaker switches for a second zone and we use this for the external speaker (none Bose). That also works fine although I need to put a volume fader on that line to control same from outside. There are also Bose speakers in two of the cabins and it is these I need connection assistance on. How do I best connect these to the amp also. How do I do that without damaging the amp (impedence drop)? Thanks Steve

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You can purchase 50 watt, mono, 8ohm, "L" pads. One for each of the 4 speakers. Simply stated, this becomes a volume control for each of the remote speakers. Google "50w, 8ohm, L pad". Link:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/9197289/MCM-Speaker-Components-Catalog. Scroll down until you get to 'speaker components'. You will have to wire from the source to these pads which requires soldering. But it will solve your volume control problem.

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Two 8 ohm speakers in parallel is 4 ohms.
if series 16 ohms.a high resistance will just produce less power.
too low a number can activate the speaker protect,or blow the amp.
radio shack sell wall mounted speaker controls,but 5 watt max.
the best thing is to run 2 amplifiers.one for in ,2 for out
speaker a and b on the amp parallel the speakers.
if you run 2 sets of 4ohm speakers,the amplifier load will be 2 ohms,and overheat the amp.4 8 ohm speakers,gives a 4 ohm load

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