Originally Posted by Bud B
This may be a strange question but here goes..
It concerns the Speaker Bar that hangs below my Pioneer PDP-5020FD Kuro.
I just purchased a Pioneer Elite VSX 52 A/V Receiver and I am using the 5020's speaker bar as the Center speaker, which really sounds Great as a Center Channel Speaker!
In fact today you see Speaker Bars for sale everywhere, the Speaker Bar on the 5020 Sounds as Great as it Looks..Pioneer was really ahead of the game with this concept!
I initially decided to wire the Speaker Bar in "Series" thinking that the Speaker bar is 2 separate Speaker Config's at 6 to 8 ohms each.
I could not find it's actual spec's in my 5020 OP Manual, only that the 5020's amp is rated at 6 Ohms.
In parallel two 8 Ohm speakers would drop my Ohms Load to 4 Ohms and my Elite VSX 52 receiver wants either a minimum of 6 or 8 Ohm speaker loads and is happy up to 16 Ohm Loads.
So if the Speaker Bar was say two 8 Ohm Loads then a "Series" wiring configuration would give me 16 Ohms.
Wiring would be Positive from E52 to Positive on one set of speaker posts and Negative from E52 to Negative on the other Speaker connection then a short wire connects the remaining two connectors from each speaker which is Positive to Negative. A simple Series Wiring Configuration as seen below.Attachment 217638
However when I did this, I got absolutely no Audio from the Sound Bar (Checked my Wiring and it was correct) and only after changing the wiring to "Parallel"
(Positive to Positive and Negative to Negative) did the Sound Bar come to life and that is how it is still Wired today...
My question is "Why No Audio in Series?"
Is there some kind of Crossover between the two inputs that did not like my "Series" setup?
Granted I do not think that my Receiver will blow up from a probable 4 Ohm Speaker load for the Center Channel and my receiver will never get anywhere near Peak / Clip Levels!
I live in an Apartment Building..I would get Bangs on my Wall from my wonderful Neighbor long before that! LOL!
I have set my expected Speaker Load on my Elite VSX 52 to 6 Ohms to get at least within 2 Ohms of Load.
Does anyone know what the specs for the Sound Bar is?
PS. My New Pioneer Elite VSX 52 Sounds Great and is a Good Match for my Pio Kuro - A Nice Setup!
I still Love my Kuro and it's Video looks as Great Today, as the Day I bought it!