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Alright here is the dilemma: I have a 2.1 setup, some altec lansings, and I was wondering if it is possible to take speakers form another stereo and put them in the back of my woofer? More specifically, could I add speakers into slots that already have speakers? Meaning two wires would be plugged in each red spot and each black spot for a left and right speaker.
    
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IM not much of an audiophile but i know for a fact that it would draw too much power and most likley sound bad or kill the speakers and/or subwoofer
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post #3 of 20
You would simply be running the speakers in parallel. There is no real risk of damage to the speakers or woofer, but you'll be driving the amp contained in the subwoofer pretty hard. It all depends on how good it is. It's safe to try. You'll notice a large decrease in volume, but if it's tolerable then it's a mission accomplished as far as you should be concerned.

What you're doing here is exactly what a lot of dual stereo receivers do, the ones with four speaker outputs. You'll find that the volume is much higher per speaker when running only one set, and lower when running both.

Go ahead and try it.
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post #4 of 20
i wouldn't try that if i were u...
rather than u parallel those speaker directly into the woofer, it will be better if u buy an amplifier and power up all the speaker from it.
the connection goes from the woofer through the amplifier then to speakers.
that way, all your speakers won't have any shortage on power
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i wouldn't try that if i were u...
rather than u parallel those speaker directly into the woofer, it will be better if u buy an amplifier and power up all the speaker from it.
the connection goes from the woofer through the amplifier then to speakers.
that way, all your speakers won't have any shortage on power
could you recommend me one that is not too costly, or maybe just a decent 5.1 setup, I want surround sound in my room.
    
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what's the budget?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121126
would this work?
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Here's a list of some nice 5.1's; the setups get better and the price gets steeper as you go down the list.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121126

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120

I actually have the Z-5300e's. They're amazing speakers with nice highs and lows, and in my opinion, you don't really want anything more than 280 watts if you're just going to be using them in your room/dorm. If you're planning to get some surround for your living room though.. well, that's a different story .
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easier if u just buy a new 5.1 setup.
irishpub listed a few great choices
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Thanks guys, +rep for the help!
    
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