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Proper way to hook up a 5.1 speaker system

In other words, what plugs into what...thank-you

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Re: proper way to hook up a 5.1 speaker system

To make it simple, it is called a receiver simply because it can "receive" signals. Plug your devices into the appropriately assigned and labeled places on the rear of the receiver labled "in."

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Make sure the speaker are plugged into the "audio out" ports. Black negative, red positive.
If a dvd players or other system is hooked up, the speaker should hook into that unit, then the unit is hooked to the auxiliary port(s), or the proper ports for each unit: ex: cd/dvd should be plugged into vd/dvd; same for vcr, game system - auxiliary is for pretty much any unit not listed on the backing of the receive - however, some units will still work while plugged into the ports other than auxiliary.
Make sure the receive is selected to the desired device.
If you simply have the speakers plugged into the speaker ports, make sure the speaker themselves are still good - try hooking them up to another source such as a a dvd player equipped with surround sound or speaker adapters that will suffice your speaker wiring.
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