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So a couple weeks ago I received a pair of speakers from a family member and had no idea what to do with them since I already had a surround sound system (Logitech Z506). I asked around here to see what I should do and got the idea to just add them to my setup and so I just bought the parts and it began!

Some of the parts I used in the project ( Have more to buy still)
-F-M Y Splitter
-Solderless plugs
-Speakers
-Multitool
-Wire Strippers
-Electrical Tape
-Small amount of knowledge


These are the wires that I was dealing with which aren't of high quality to begin with so I went with cheap plugs to match them.


First attachment of the ground wire, I accidentally crimped it in the process so I had to go back and pull apart the metal which was oddly difficult given the thickness of the metal O_O


Attaching the conductive wire through the screw, the instructions say to only loosen the screw but I went against it. This is why men never read instructions women...cause it's absolutely not necessary


I attempted a dry run with the cable on and HUZZAH! It worked beautifully as long as I didn't touch it. So I investigated and found that I did a mickey mouse job on the ground so I went back and wrapped it in electrical tape to prevent the conductive cable and the ground cable from touching each other. Lo and Behold I got a decent result from it


Finished product looks like this, I was asked why I didn't extend the cable first and my answer is this: Portability - to a certain extent of course since it can't go absolutely ANYWHERE - so that I could place them anywhere I wanted in the room and then purchase another cable to match where I desired for its location.


TBC: So far I found I need one more Y splitter and a longer RCA extension. The rated impedence on these speakers is 6 ohm and those of the rear speakers I have are about 3 ohms. My goal is to have a lower impedence on them so I wired them in a way that by my logic would lower the resistance ( 1/3 + 1/6 = 1/R right?). Hopefully when I come back after my math midterm I'll have more time to complete this project in the meantime let me know what you think and if I mucked up somewhere along the line
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Nothing much to say... nice. How about making them your primary speakers? (Surely Sony must be better then Logitech!)
   
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