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Recommendations for hooking up 6 speakers with one two channel receiver.

post #1 of 8
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I currently have a 2Ch receiver with an AB Switch. I am attempting to hook three sets of speakers (a total of 6 speakers) into this unit. I have a few options. Keep in mind I would like to independently select any variation of the three sets of speakers.

1 Run set one into A and run B to a switch with Set two and three connected to the switch.
2 Bridge A&B to the switch and run all three sets of speakers from the switch
3 Run A to the switch and run all three sets of speakers from the switch not using B from the receiver at all

These are the only feasible combinations I could come up with. Feel free to discuss additional options.

Thanks for the help.
post #2 of 8
^^^

do you "want" to run more than 1 pair of the speakers at any time? or will just one pair of them be powered at any given time?
post #3 of 8
here's another option:

Make a quasi surround sound system. There are lots of options, as shown below:

http://kantack.com/surround/surround2.html#tag2rcv

I use the top setup, but use the A and B outputs.
My A output powers the 2 front speaker.
My B output powers the rear speakers (as shown).
I don't use a volume control on the rear speakers.

Markus
post #4 of 8
^^^

won't work for the application the op has...
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post
^^^

do you "want" to run more than 1 pair of the speakers at any time? or will just one pair of them be powered at any given time?
Yes deffinetly need to run any combination of the three
post #6 of 8
Why don't you purchase a speaker switch box?
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by lngbruno View Post

Why don't you purchase a speaker switch box?

I have one, Trying to figure out the best way to hook it up
post #8 of 8
I am referring to something like the Russound SS-4.2 unit....where it doesn't matter if you have one pair of speakers or four pairs of speakers on at the same time. So, you could have all three pairs on "A" without a problem. However, in your case I would hook the primary pair up to "A" and the other two pair via the switch box to "B".

Good luck,
L
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