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I'd like to use a Soundbar for my Center Channel Speaker. How would I go about hooking it into my receiver without creating issues? My soundbar is a Magnavox - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with Subwoofer (MSB5305), and my receiver is an Onkyo TX-NR414. The Center channel input on the receiver is a +/-, but the soundbar has it's own amp and has a L/R audio input. Can I make this work?
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Not likely...

The soundbar is far too sophisticated, given it contains amps, crossovers and some degree of signal processing. The only way to connect to your NR414 is as a center channel speaker, which involves modifications to the soundbar
- disconnect internal speakers from internal components
- connect speaker terminals directly to your amp's CC output.

Note this bypasses all the soundbar internals, including the sub, making it a passive speaker.

What would work even better is if your AVR had a pre-amp output for the CC that would go right to the soundbar.

The right way is to get a center channel speaker...

Have fun,
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Thank you--after much research--I finally found this info online--but you just put it to bed for me.
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