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Old 09-11-2012, 09:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello y'all , I have an onkyo HT-S3400 home theatre system HTiB with receiver onkyo HT-R390 . Now my question is can I hooked up my Onkyo HT-R390 receiver to a Boston Acoustic Soundware S system? Or to any other home theatre system? Thanks!
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Instead of the S3400 speakers? Sure. Not always the case with HTIB setups, but the 390 is a stand alone AVR.

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Yes, speakers and sub?
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sure you can. I did the same thing with the speakers from the ONKYO ht-s5400 7 channel speaker set up and connected it to my old ONKYO tx-nr 809 and current 818 till I can learned what I need to know and hear and slowly am upgrading my 7 channel to better speakers butI got to say there not that bad sounding for htib speakers and start up speakers..

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yes speaker and subs... the receiver is a stand alone like jd explained and can run other products to it and it will work

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so I can hooked up the 390 receiver to the boston acoustic soundware S?
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oh ok. thanks guys!
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yes..

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yes..

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No. Looks like the 390 connects to a passive sub only so you would have to use the sub from the S3400 setup. If you don't want to use the S3400 speakers you would be better served returning that whole HTIB and picking up one of the lower end Onkyos on clearance from last year's line and match it up with the BA S setup.

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well thanks smoothie!u save me from buyin the BA system just secs ago...
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well thanks smoothie!u save me from buyin the BA system just secs ago...
I'm very sorry I misinformed, I was able to do what you were trying to accomplish. I'm sorry that's why jd is verywell respected here and I come to this form

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I know this thread is a little old, but it's the best place for my question.

I am trying to do something similar to what the OP was doing but only make it a 2.1 system. I figure i'll use the passive sub but with a good pair of speakers. This reciever though (HT-R390) is rated at 6ohms, yet all the speakers i see are 8 ohms. Do I need to look for a 6ohm speaker?

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