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Hey guys,

I've already asked here once, but it keeps bothering me
I have 6 speakers in an actual Quadraphonic surround system.. sorta *pic attached*

Now.. Speakers X1 and X2 are the main front speakers, connected to the amp (the amps on the left side of the pic..) Speakers Y1 and Y2 are also connected to the amp, into the "Surround Speakers" Jacks (the amp has 4 jacks overall).
Then, the Amp itself is connected to the Green Jack on the sound card (Front Speaker out) so far so good.
Speakers Z1 and Z2 are connected to the Subwoofer under the desk, and the subwoofer connects to the Grey Jack on the sound card (Rear Speaker) so basically do speakers Y1&Y2 **** up my surround configuration?

*Important Note: that's whats bothering me. on surround tests *PICS ATTACHED*, when Front-Left is playing, Speakers X1, Y1&Y2 are playing. Front right, Speakers X2, Y1&Y2 are playing. Back left - Z1 is playing, Back right - Z2 is playing.
Basically, the small speakers Y1 and Y2 play both on right and left which might be ******* up the surround


I am really sorry if I confused the **** outta you but it's rather complicated XD hope u understood and are willing to help my confused mind




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Yes, you've got a quadraphonic with the X's and Z's. It sounds like the front amp is mixing front left and front right into a single surround channel and playing it on both Y's, which you don't want. I'd get rid of the Y surround speakers.
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Yes, you've got a quadraphonic with the X's and Z's. It sounds like the front amp is mixing front left and front right into a single surround channel and playing it on both Y's, which you don't want. I'd get rid of the Y surround speakers.
I thought so. The fact both Y's play even when only left or right is supposed to be playing eliminates the whole point of surround, correct?

P.S. Is there anything I can do to compensate for this? for example, different positioning? what happens if I position them above my monitor (center) or above each front speaker
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I thought so. The fact both Y's play even when only left or right is supposed to be playing eliminates the whole point of surround, correct?
Well, sort of, it eliminates the point of front left and right (stereo), you'll hear left hand sounds on your right and vice versa, and its not quadraphonic without stereo front speakers.
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Well, sort of, it eliminates the point of front left and right (stereo), you'll hear left hand sounds on your right and vice versa, and its not quadraphonic without stereo front speakers.
Yes I figured
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