Adding a center speaker to a 2.1 stereo

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I have a old peavy 500 watt amp with a mixer. Amp has 2 channels, two speaker wire terminals and 4 speaker cable outputs (sub is plugged into on if these). I recently got two 70watt 8 ohm Yamaha NS-6490 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers. Any way I can add a center speaker? Movies sound a little funny if your sitting on one side or the other of the TV. Can I just connect the red from one speaker and the black from the other to the center speaker? Do I have to match ohms? Thanks for your help I would just get a new 5.1 reciever but that got shut down by the wife... And no I can't replace her.haha
 

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May 30, 2000
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What you are planing won't work. Your amp has 2 channels, left & right. You need something with a third channel for center, which we both know is a new receiver or processor. Man up, and do what we both know must be done.
 
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The absolute cheapest receiver from Best Buy will be an upgrade. If you ant ot use your amps, get the cheapest recevier that has pre-outs for the amps that you want to use.

accessories4less.com (google for actual spelling) has refurbs that many audiophiles buy to save money on upgrades. A 2 year old receiver that is a repair is pretty damned cheap and will do everything you want. I'm a Denon fan. But get whatever you want. An X series Denon goes a long way!
 

mdram

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get a decent avr, use it for the speakers
use the peavy for the sub

run the room correction, it whould be fine
 


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