How to Properly Install Your Bookshelf Speakers | Top Ten ReviewsI started working for the Stereo Barn in late I knew the red wires went in the red holes, black wires in the black holes, and that was about it! Well, everyone starts from somewhere and after assembling and disassembling numerous demo stereo systems I learned pretty quickly the ins and outs of a stereo system and how everything works together to make your music sound the best it possibly can. What I realized is a lot of people who come to our store looking for a stereo system may not have the slightest clue how to set one up. Understandably, they have not had many years of experience connecting stereo equipment on an almost daily basis to learn how to do it themselves. My goal is to walk you through how to hook up a simple stereo system so you can enjoy listening to your favorite music, whether you listen to CDs, MP3s, radio, records, or any combination.
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However, as it turns out, those wired speakers can actually be used in the wireless world. All speakers , whether wired or wireless, need three things to work: an audio signal, power, and amplification. Amplifiers, wires, and cables supply those requirements for traditionally wired speakers. Wireless speakers plug into power, have built-in amplifiers, and instead of that old copper wire or cable, the audio signals are transmitted wirelessly to them via IR infrared light , RF radio frequency , Wi-Fi , or Bluetooth. Traditionally wired speakers don't have a built-in amplifier and can't receive audio signals wirelessly, but you can make them "wireless" with the use of add-on devices. These devices serve as a bridge between the wired speakers and wireless audio signals.
This article covers the setup and requirements of attaching speakers to an Amp or Connect:Amp. If you're wiring four speakers, they must be wired in parallel and the attached speakers must be 8 ohms. If you have Sonos Architectural speakers by Sonance, you can wire up to six of them to a Sonos Amp in parallel. We recommend using a speaker wire gauge between 12 and Refer to the table below for details on recommended speaker wire depending on the distance.
Attaching two speakers
Bookshelf speakers are meant to rest on a shelf, table or other elevated surface — anywhere but the floor. Like anything else, doing your homework before making a decision will definitely pay off. For instance, some are geared specifically for movie buffs , while others are tailored to take your music listening experience to the next level. Just because they're named "bookshelf speakers" does not mean they have to go on a bookshelf. Think outside the box and get creative where you place them.
That is, in the one amplifier box, there are two different amplifiers. For the purposes of this article, we are talking about connecting multiple speakers to a single amplifier only, that is, either the left or the right, or any single amplifier. Of course you can connect multiple speakers to both the left and right amp of a stereo — you just need to follow the principles twice, once for each amp. By adding an extra speaker to the output of an amplifier, you are adding to the load of the amplifier. That is, two speakers is double the load of one speaker. Most amplifiers can cope with a load of two speakers. Similar to a passenger on a small motor bike: add another passenger and the load the bike needs to carry is doubled, but most bikes will cope with two passengers.
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