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How do satellite speakers work?

by Silverlonewolf / December 26, 2005 12:50 AM PST

I was just wondering how satellite speakers work?

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HERES HOW
by stewart norrie / December 26, 2005 2:42 AM PST

Sat speakers are small because they only have to repoduve highs and midrange sounds then the bass is sent to the Subwoffer for bass usually roll off 200 cycles or less also with the hi-power amp in your subwoffer your main amp does not have to work hard Bass takes a lot of power from you amp so it doesn't have to work and since bass is not directional the sub can be placed almost anywhere happy new year stewart norrie

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wiring
by Silverlonewolf / December 26, 2005 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: HERES HOW

How would the wiring go?

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lol, simpler explanation
by masterying01 / December 26, 2005 3:23 AM PST
In reply to: wiring

all satelite speakers are hooked up with speaker wires. those speaker wires are hooked into an amp. sometimes, the amp is built into a subwoofer, some times it is built into a receiver. it depends on what kind of system you have.

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Simple Explanation
by rpp124 / December 27, 2005 5:17 AM PST

The back of your Receiver should have speaker connectors for "Surround Left/Right", "Back Left / Right" or "Satellite Left / Right". The left one is the one on your left when you are facing the TV, not the speakers. It is your choice to run the cables exposed on the floor, through the walls, or up to the ceiling and back down.

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Same question! Answer does not compute..
by leslieb29 / October 1, 2015 12:27 AM PDT

Oh brother..
(*as Winnie the Pooh once said, disappointed*)

Well, I am looking at buy some multi-media speakers, and I remember the good quality of sound of those stereos back in the late 90's, I had in high school. I personally thought they worked better than Bose speakers. Also the price point, now that they have been out so long, is just excellent. I am researching the best qualities to look for, so I don't get any duds. A few of the decent ones say they have "satellite speakers." Is that, in effect, the same as like Bluetooth or something?

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You replied to a ten year old post(!) <sigh>
by Pepe7 / October 1, 2015 7:06 AM PDT

In this regard, you are a little late to the party, amigo Wink
Of course almost anything is better than Bose, and costs less too <vbg>.

Keep in mind that you aren't comparing similar types of speakers though. Your typical stereo receiver and decent fronts alone can be amazing, no doubt. <pointing over to older stereo rig in corner of family room...> But the systems/era you refer to was before HT really existed, and 5.1 was commonplace, hence the marketing now of many (arguably, much lower performing) tiny speakers ("satellites"). Typically, it refers to their diminutive size and not because they are wireless/bluetooth, since wireless/bluetooth speakers (especially surrounds) still are not ready for prime time/pale vs the standard wired cousins.

Hope this helps in the context of what's being discussed in this thread and others.

cheers

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