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Hi guys, problem with speakers. Not all play at the same time.

My Name Is Tod
12-23-2008, 03:28 PM
Hello everyone. Let me first say Happy Holidays/Merry Xmas to all of you. And let me thank you in advance.... i have a problem that is driving me nuts.


When we first moved into our house, it was prewired for speakers. We finally got the speakers installed this week. They are proeficients. There is a total of 6 of them. 2 in each room of the house (living, den, dining). The home has an open floorplan, so basically its one giant room with 6 speakers total in its walls.

We are not trying to get it to function as a surround sound unit. We just want it to function as a music player when we are entertaining or just relaxing.

So anyway, with everything hooked it, we cant get all 6 to play at the same time.

Its either the front 4 only, or the back two only. Not all 6 at the same time.

Its driving me nuts.

Here's what the wiring looks like on the back. I ordered banana plugs online but until they get here, this crappy wiring will have to do.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a329/klubvibez/IMG_3620.jpg

now is my problem a wiring issue, or is it something that i need to change in the settings? im not sure how to do it, im a total newb when it comes to audio/video things.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a329/klubvibez/IMG_3621.jpg

thats the receiver its hooked up to.

any help would be greatly appreciated :banana: :banana: :banana:

HighVisibility
12-26-2008, 02:47 PM
You are encountering the normal issues when attempting to have a consumer product function as a commercial solution. The simple solution, purchase a 70v amplifier. This is not a typical Onkyo, or Yamaha product but in the lines of a TOA. This way you can get good clean signal to your speakers on the same wire. The wire you used is primarily for distributed audio systems.

Short of that, you will be encountering a ripple of sound quality issues today, and over time.

www dot toaelectronics dot com
Check out the 9000 Series

These are not available at BB, CC or Walmart. Need to go to the Audio/Video Dealer Integrators. While many don't like to go this route, they know what they are doing. For some reason people buy stuff from Costco, Walmart and are underwhelmed with the items performance.

???Why won't my Blue Ray play on my Costco TV? I plugged in the HDMI. Can we say DRM licensing. Read the fine print.

Loves2Watch
12-26-2008, 03:08 PM
What you need is a speaker selector switch. Once you get the switch, the instructions will guide you how to properly connect the speaker wires and voila, you have just what you want. I would recommend a 4 speaker system selector switch.

My Name Is Tod
12-26-2008, 04:30 PM
What you need is a speaker selector switch. Once you get the switch, the instructions will guide you how to properly connect the speaker wires and voila, you have just what you want. I would recommend a 4 speaker system selector switch.

Thanks for your responses. You recommend a 4 speaker selector even though there are 6 speakers?

i dont understand why i need anything additional. im a newb when it comes to audio. i dont understand, why isn't there something in the receiver that lets me just select all speakers to play at the same time without any fancy pants effects. just 6 speakers playing in stereo. :-(


here's what all the speakers look like:


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a329/klubvibez/IMG_3622.jpg

Loves2Watch
12-26-2008, 04:57 PM
It is a surround sound receiver and at best can only supply stereo to 2 sets of speakers. The other channels are reserved for surround hence needing the switch.

Something like this would be in order for multiple stereo speakers - http://www.crutchfield.com/S-DSX2uhVBX45/p_190SS4/Niles-SS-4.html?tp=2997

My Name Is Tod
12-26-2008, 07:15 PM
It is a surround sound receiver and at best can only supply stereo to 2 sets of speakers. The other channels are reserved for surround hence needing the switch.

Something like this would be in order for multiple stereo speakers - http://www.crutchfield.com/S-DSX2uhVBX45/p_190SS4/Niles-SS-4.html?tp=2997


that is within my budget and looks promising. however, why only 4 buttons? shouldn't it have 6, since i have 6 speakers? :what:

Loves2Watch
12-26-2008, 08:10 PM
that is within my budget and looks promising. however, why only 4 buttons? shouldn't it have 6, since i have 6 speakers? :what:

4 stereo sets = 8 speakers.

My Name Is Tod
12-26-2008, 11:12 PM
ok so the connections would be

From Receiver:
Front Speakers go into slot 1
Surround Speakers go into slot 2
Rear Surround Speakers go into slo3
and 4th slot stays blank?

What about the subwoofer?

Loves2Watch
12-26-2008, 11:30 PM
ok so the connections would be

From Receiver:
Front Speakers go into slot 1
Surround Speakers go into slot 2
Rear Surround Speakers go into slo3
and 4th slot stays blank?

What about the subwoofer?

Sub would be plugged directly into the receiver.

My Name Is Tod
12-28-2008, 10:42 PM
thanks