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process to hooking up 15 speakers

I'm building my theater and I'm putting in 2 subs, 1 center, 2 front, 2 front wide, 2 side, 2 back, 4 ceiling. I want a 7.2 system. How do I hook this up?
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One at a time.

How do you use 15 speakers and come up with a 7.2 setup?

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You are describing an ATMOS setup, not a standard 7.2 setup. That said, you could try the following....with some disclaimers.

1. All of your speakers should be 8-ohm speakers
2. Your receiver/amp would need to be capable of driving a 4-ohm load.
3. Understand that you aren't getting discrete wide or height speakers, just playing the same sounds from different locations.

Wire your front wide speakers to the same terminals as your front L & R
Wire the front pair of IC speakers to the same terminals as your side surround speakers
Wire the rear pair of IC speakers to the same terminals as your rear surround speakers

Center and subs would be wired as expected. Assuming the conditions listed above are met this should work....though you would be WAY better off buying better speakers (instead of more) or upgrading to an ATMOS receiver to actually take advantage of the speakers you are planning to use.
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I'm building my theater and I'm putting in 2 subs, 1 center, 2 front, 2 front wide, 2 side, 2 back, 4 ceiling. I want a 7.2 system. How do I hook this up?
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Normally you would have to add amps to augment the receiver. What receiver are you using with that many pre outs?

I would download the receiver/processor manual, and carefully read it to understand what the options are. You can't amplifier more channels than the receiver can output, and it's likely there are some compromised in terms of implementation.

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Normally you would have to add amps to augment the receiver. What receiver are you using with that many pre outs?

I would download the receiver/processor manual, and carefully read it to understand what the options are. You can't amplifier more channels than the receiver can output, and it's likely there are some compromised in terms of implementation.
using onkyo nr838 . can i use all the terminals and use 3 or 4 pre outs powered by external amps?
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