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I have a surround sound system. I am getting no sound out of my front speakers. The only sound i get is from my center speakers and sub. When i run the test tone, the front speaker tone plays out of the sub. Any ideas??
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Check all connections, and settings.
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I have a surround sound system. I am getting no sound out of my front speakers. The only sound i get is from my center speakers and sub. When i run the test tone, the front speaker tone plays out of the sub. Any ideas??

Sounds like you have the cables connected incorrectly.

Is the sub powered? How does it get its signal?

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sub plugs into regular AC outlet. I have sub out going to speakers and input coming from receiver. The is a component plug on receiver for sub, but there is one one reciever and a right and left component plug on sub.
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sub plugs into regular AC outlet. I have sub out going to speakers and input coming from receiver. The is a component plug on receiver for sub, but there is one one reciever and a right and left component plug on sub.

Sub out to speakers? You'll need to draw a diagram. This makes no sense.
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Sub out to speakers? You'll need to draw a diagram. This makes no sense.

They are using the Powered Sub to power the speakers.
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ok, so I left all the wiring the same. Hooked up the rear speakers to the front wires and worked like a champ. Clearly the front speakers are the issue. Is there a fuse or other component in the speakers that could have gone bad that i could replace/solder?

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They are using the Powered Sub to power the speakers.

Then he could have said it, just as easily as you did.

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ok, so I left all the wiring the same. Hooked up the rear speakers to the front wires and worked like a champ. Clearly the front speakers are the issue. Is there a fuse or other component in the speakers that could have gone bad that i could replace/solder?

Care to tell us the model number(s) of the gear? Could be useful in answering questions.
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You are going to have to test your front speakers to see if they are good. If you have a DVM (ohm meter) you can check the resistance. It should be very close to zero. If you have no equipment and need to check the speakers you can take a 1.5 volt battery like a AA cell and quickly touch the speaker wires to the battery positive and negative and you should get a click or pop in the speaker if it is connected. If it does not, then thoroughly check those wires to see if they indeed are connected to the speaker terminals. It may be that the speakers are bad. Did they ever work? Is this the first time you are connecting it? Like others have said, please post the make and model number of your system, it makes it a lot easier for us to understand possible problems.

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Just so we're clear, where are the front speakers connected when they don't work? The sub or the AV receiver? If the sub, try connecting the speakers directly to the AV receiver.
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