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Bose 901 VI speakers used with sub woofer and Bose mo. 141 rear speakers

I just bought a pair of 901 classic series VI speakers for $100.
but no equalizer for them.
this is what i have to work with
Sony str-DE525 reciever
Bose model 141 shelf speakers
fisher ws-c424 center speaker
realistic 12 in. sub woofer
i realize i have to buy the equalizer for the 901's
but the manual states i have to have a separate amplifier for the other speakers.
i cannot afford to buy another amplifier so i can use my sub and the other speakers.
is there a simple solution to this?
i do not know ANYTHING about stereo equipment!
p.s. it took me hours to set this up in the first place with some other cheapo speakers for the front pair.

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Just connect 2 speakers to each output.

Posted on May 18, 2008

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