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Old 05-29-2017, 07:58 AM   #1
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Hey, got a bit of a dilemma.
I have an old school Samsung home theatre tower speaker system (5 speakers). It’s more than 10 years old and won’t support newer resolutions (Samsung issue). So I’ve decided to get a new receiver.
My problem is that all 5.1 receivers have only 1 slot (a positive and negative) for a center speaker. The center speaker on my Samsung system however has 2. I have looked everywhere and I can’t seem to find a solution. Even 7.2 channel receivers had the same issue with 1 center speaker input.
I don’t want to dish out for a new speaker system, because the speakers work and they are already hooked up through the walls - it’s just that the receiver is outdated.
The back of the Samsung center speaker said Impedance: 3 ohms (I believe that’s what the sign means).
Model no. of the center speaker is PS-CTQ85.
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You could wire the two connections in series. Hook it up so that the (red+) from the receiver attaches to the (red+) wire on the left speaker connection. Then connect the (black-) wire on the left speaker connection to the (red+) wire on the right speaker connection. The (black-) from the receiver attaches to the (black-) wire on the right speaker connection.

Most new receivers are capable of handling loads from 2 ohms to 16 ohms. They also will have the ability to balance the volume of the speakers so they match.

If your receiver has a subwoofer amplifier in it like the Samsung HT-TQ85, then you will probably need to get a separate amp for your subwoofer since most new receivers will have a subwoofer output connection for a powered subwoofer. Partsexpress.com has several to choose from: https://www.parts-express.com/cat/su...amplifiers/332
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Quick question, is this subwoofer output connection for a powered subwoofer or no?
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Quick question, is this subwoofer output connection for a powered subwoofer or no?
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Yes it has two outputs for two powered subwoofers. You can use your Samsung receiver as the subwoofer amp if you wish.
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What's the wire I use to use it as an amp?
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What's the wire I use to use it as an amp?
Ok, you would connect the subwoofer outputs on the Pioneer to an input on the Samsung. Then hook up the subwoofer to the Samsung just like it is now. Leave the other speaker outputs not connected on the Samsung.

The only thing perhaps not desirable is switching the Samsung on and off which would have to be done separately. If you get a separate subwoofer amplifier, they will sense the input to turn on and off automatically.

If you use a programmable remote like a Harmony remote then you can include the power control for the Samsung in the programming.

It would be helpful to know the model number of the Samsung receiver.
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It is a HT-TQ85.
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It is a HT-TQ85.
You can hook up the subwoofer outputs on the Pioneer to the AUX audio on the Samsung. See: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/14...page=12#manual
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What wire do I use? A red/white one to digital out? Do you know the specific wire?

It's funny how you posted a random Samsung model #, and it ended up being what I have at home. Thought I had to throw it out. Thanks for all your help.
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What wire do I use? A red/white one to digital out? Do you know the specific wire?

It's funny how you posted a random Samsung model #, and it ended up being what I have at home. Thought I had to throw it out. Thanks for all your help.
Just use audio patch cords with RCA connectors from the two subwoofer outputs to the AUX audio input. Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Cmple-Stereo-...io+patch+cable
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Quick question. What if I get a receiver with only 1 powered subwoofer output. How would that work?
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Actually I've decided to buy the Sony STRDH550 and save the trouble. It has 2 outputs for the subwoofer. So essentially all I have to do is wire the center speaker accordingly in series and hook up the subwoofer out to aux in on the samsung receiver.

Thank you so much for your help, will let you know how it turns out.
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It worked!!

I have a new question regarding composite video that you might have the answer to as well. My VCR's composite video is not working with my receiver. My guess is that the receiver is to new for the older technology. What's my solution?
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It worked!!

I have a new question regarding composite video that you might have the answer to as well. My VCR's composite video is not working with my receiver. My guess is that the receiver is to new for the older technology. What's my solution?
I would guess that the receiver will not convert the composite video to HDMI for output. My guess is to connect the receiver's composite video output to the TV's composite input.

A more expensive method would be to get a composite to HDMI converter. Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Musou-Composi...onverter&psc=1
Then use a HDMI input on the receiver.
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