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Two speakers in one port??

by bhargavsura / February 9, 2014 7:22 AM PST

Question with my home's Denon AVR 1513 Receiver and a Samsung HT Z310 Home Theater System.

My receiver has just 5 ports for the surround sound systems (2 Fronts, 2 Surround, and 1 Center). While My Samsung Home Theater System came with a DVD receiver (which I am not using it to plug my ports in) and 5 speakers and a subwoofer.

So if I just go with 5-speaker system, then I can't use my subwoofer. Is it possible to tap the subwoofer into the center speaker and they flow into the same port of the receiver? The impedance on the Receiver is 6 ohms per port and the speaker's impedance is 3 ohms.

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Wait just a minute here.
by Oldartq / February 11, 2014 9:20 AM PST

Your Samsung is a HTB. You can't use it with the Denon. I am not clear as to what you want to do here, but FYI, I can tell you there is a sub-woofer connection on the Denon as well.

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What is HTB?
by bhargavsura / February 14, 2014 9:56 AM PST

Yes. My Denon has a Subwoofer Input already. However, my subwoofer has two Spring Clips which is why I can't connect my subwoofer to the receiver directly.

The subwoofer came with my Samsung Home Theater system (HTZ310).
The Samsung DVD Player (also a receiver) has two RCA jacks for audio out and the Denon Receiver has a Subwoofer RCA jack input.

So I am thinking of this:
Connect the Speaker cable from my subwoofer's spring clips into the Samsung receiver. Connect the two RCA jacks (output) of the Samsung receiver to the Denon Subwoofer input using a RCA Y-Cable.

Will this make my Subwoofer work?

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Sorry, that should be HTIB;
by Oldartq / February 14, 2014 10:33 AM PST
In reply to: What is HTB?

that's "home theater in a box", which generally referred a complete integrated system. Which you really don't want mix them with other sound system. As for the Denon, I am guessing you need a POWERED subwoofer (it has its own amplifier). That's why just a non-powered sub. will not work. The reality is that we really don't know what's in that Samsung sub.

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Re: Two speakers in one port????
by Anna Wheil / July 6, 2015 11:43 AM PDT

During my final year project, I need a solution to same problem. I need 3 synched different sounds. What I do I use couple of y-sound splitters. Price is 10 cents. You have to open it. and insulate the respective connections (to avoid the sound mixing).

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