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post #1 of 3 Old 08-11-2008, 06:17 PM - Thread Starter
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I think I have a very unique situation. My Onkyo Receiver TX-SR501 will not let me do the speaker test anymore. Also at one tithat does not work either. I know this is an older receiver, but I cannot get sound out of the back speakers. Do you think I need to replace it with a newer model. It does not have HDMI ports either. I am looking at the Onkyo TX SR606. Does anyone have experience with this system?

The other issue I have is, I have a 20 year old bose Accustomas speaker system. 2 front, 2 back, one center and a passive subwoofer. The 2 front speakers go into the sub woofer and then from the subwoofer to the receiver. I have heard systems with powered subwoofers and they are much better. I have been looking at purchasing a powered subwoofer. The old Bose speakers I think were 4 ohm and I think all new speakers are 8 ohm. Can they work together? What do I need to do to hook a powered subwoofer up to my speaker system. One guy said I need to disconnect the front speakers and run them direct to the receiver. Another guy said I need to keep the bose system in tact because the bose subwoofer is used for the midrange and just add a powered sub. I tried the latter case with my old Onkyo receiver and I got no sound out of the powered sub. Not sure if it is a problem with the receiver.

Please help anyway you can.

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Opps sorry! the second sentence got messed up somehow. What is was suppose to say was my old receiver will not let me tell it how many speakers I have hooked up to it either.
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If you're going to get a new receiver and a new sub, probably the easiest thing to do would be to get a new pair of front speakers as well. That way you wouldn't have to worry about if they need to be run through the subwoofer or not.
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