Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
It ain't the impedance or the power that is the major concern: There is no crossover when you do any of these maneuvers. All the speakers will be getting full-range signals and guaranteed to sound like crap.
Yes. I understand all that and is why I said that it would turn them into some NOT VERY GOOD 3-way speakers. I didn't want to be so harsh towards the OP.
No harm in trying them since he has them.
As for my receiver stats I do not have one I am thinking of getting a STR-DE935 or STR-GA7ES
I would actually look at getting something a little bit newer. Both of those are in excess of 10 years old and won't have anything in the way of compatibility with HDTVs. You can get something like an Onkyo TX-NR515 or Denon AVR-1612 for around $250/$200 that would be way more modern than those older Sony units. Check out Accessories4less. They generally only sell refurbished receivers but they will be only one to two years old. I guess it depends on how many legacy components you want to hook up since these newer receivers concentrate on HDMI.
Just to clarify. Connect wires in series this way for 12 Ohm operation.
Black speaker wire ==>[ Black Terminal (-) ] ***** [ Red Terminal (+) ] <== Jumper wire ==> [ Blue Terminal (-) ] ***** [ Grey Terminal (+) ] <== Red speaker wire.
As Kal stated. You aren't going to have any crossover, so you'll have to set the receiver to " Large " for speakers. You won't have any LFE so a dedicated powered subwoofer is going to be needed for movies. $280 will get you a pair of Definitive Technology SM450 speakers which would probably knock your socks off.Edited by jevans64 - 12/14/12 at 12:03am