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Hey everyone!,

So I recently came upon a pair of Sony speakers (Impedence of 6 Ohms each). The backside of it has two exposed wires one gray and one black. At the moment I have a 6 channel surround sound (Logitech Z506) connected to my computer but I would also like to utilize these two speakers I was given if at all possible since I think it would make a nice addition. Is there any way for me to add these two speakers to my current set up or would I have to opt for a completely different solution?

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Basically you'd have to make them into RCA style jacks (the Sony speakers), then use an RCA splitter. You would use the splitter on the 'Stereo' jacks (front right/left) so you would essentially have four-front speakers (easiest way to do it).

I can't comment on sound, I think it wouldn't be worth the time/effort to do - but you may feel otherwise.
    
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That sounds like a great idea and honestly, I would rather put the time and effort into it than getting rid of the speakers since that is what I would do anyways. Thanks a lot for the input, though do you think there would be any issues with power going to the speakers?
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That sounds like a great idea and honestly, I would rather put the time and effort into it than getting rid of the speakers since that is what I would do anyways. Thanks a lot for the input, though do you think there would be any issues with power going to the speakers?
I think it would work but because you're powering more than the jacks were designed for you might experience a decrease in volume for those particular speakers. The best way to combat this is to set those speakers higher in individual volume and the others a bit lower (to even it out).

But then again, you may find that it doesn't lack the power and they sound just fine. You might also notice a little bit of audio issues (is suppression the right word here?) meaning the audio from those four speakers might not be as clear as having the jacks just powering the normal two speakers. Kind of 'muffled' if you will.

The only way to know for sure is to give it a go! And if you do, be sure to make a project of it and take lots of pictures and post it here on OCN with testing and results and all the jazzy goodness, otherwise we'll be really sad!
    
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Will do! Thanks a lot for the help and encouragement, starting my search for all of the parts right now
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Good luck!
    
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