TVs & Home Theaters forum


Connecting 4 outdoor speakers to Sony STR-K502 Receiver

by lshowalt / March 29, 2016 7:48 AM PDT

I have a Sony Str-k502 Digital Theater 5.1 Stereo Receiver ( and my wife bought me 4 outdoor rock speakers ( Could i use this receiver to connect these speakers? I was planning on running two 12 gauge wires, each connected to 2 speakers in parrallel. Where would I connect the two wires in the back of the receiver? In the surround speaker outputs? Does it matter which one is Left and Right? I'm not very knowledgeable on this so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Connecting 4 outdoor speakers to Sony STR-K502 Receiver
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Connecting 4 outdoor speakers to Sony STR-K502 Receiver
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Read about the "multi-channel" connection and setup.
by Oldartq / March 29, 2016 9:03 AM PDT

I believed that should be the way. Good listening!

Collapse -
About left and right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2016 10:43 AM PDT

I only see that matters when there is a video involved. As in the train goes from left to right and the sound follows. For almost all but the purists it doesn't matter.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!