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post #1 of 4 Old 01-27-2013, 08:35 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm setting up a budget system where I need a set of speakers off the same receiver outputs in two different rooms. The receiver is rated for 8-16ohm and the speakers and passive sub I have are all 8ohm. I know typically I can run two speakers in series to get 16ohms but I'd like to incorporate the passive subwoofer in there somehow. I hooked it up like in the diagram below and it seems to work but I don't know if this is safe or if it'll burn something up. I think the sub is normally in series with the single speaker to make 16ohms? So now I'm at 24ohms?

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Sounds like a bad idea to me. I know there are devices that allow you to switch from speaker set to speaker set!

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Yeah, I know they make switches. I need all the speakers to be on at once, though.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-28-2013, 04:32 PM
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What receiver do you have?

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