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    How many speakers can you hook up   (8 Answers)

    Hello, I was told at the store that this receiver can only connect 2 speakers. The specifications show that it supports 4 speakers. I just want to make sure before purchasing that I can have 4 speakers hooked up and playing at the same time?

    By Anonymous November 6, 2014.

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      It is only a 2 channel receiver but you can hook up as many speakers as the ohm rating will allow. You can hook up 2 speakers on channel A and 2 on channel B and play either channel A alone, B alone or both together but you will still only get 2 channel (stereo) sound. Hope this helps.

      By BOTR November 24, 2014.

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      Can I connect a subwoofer to this receiver?   (8 Answers)

      By Anonymous April 2, 2015.

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        This receiver does not have an RCA subwoofer output but you can still use a powered subwoofer. Just buy a subwoofer that has speaker-level (high level) inputs. Run speaker wires from the receiver to the sub’s speaker wire inputs, and then run another set of wires from the sub’s speaker wire outputs to the speakers. Adjust the volume and crossover point on the subwoofer’s control panel and it will reproduce the low frequencies and send the midrange and treble to the speakers. A lot of enthusiasts (and speaker companies) think this actually produces better sound quality than using an RCA subwoofer connection.

        By Jack the Cat August 27, 2015.

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        Can I play 4 speakers at once and they all sound the same?   (6 Answers)

        I'm wanting to connect 4 speakers and put each one in a separate room. It's for our practice, so we really just want sound in each of our rooms. I want it all to sound the same. Can 4 speakers be played at once without getting the right and left stereo differences?

        By Marky Mark October 24, 2015.

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          You have 2 speaker options (A+B) on this unit which will give you the possibility of having two stereo zones. Simply select the Speaker A+B option and both will output whatever it is you want to play. I have an L shaped yard and have 2 sets of speakers (one for each side) and it works perfectly.

          By JoeC November 6, 2015.

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          what advantages are there if i pair this with a insignia tv   (6 Answers)

          Is there better performance

          By Anonymous January 27, 2015.

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            Adding a tuner, and even basic bookshelf speakers will far exceed the sound of any flat TV on board speakers. There is just not enough space for adequate speaker size, or an ideal firing direction with modern LCD tv's...so the insignia 2 channel receiver would be a nice upgrade. If you wanted surround sound, you would have to upgrade further to get a 5.1 capable receiver (and the additional speakers a 5.1 system would require).

            By JasonK February 28, 2015.

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            Why do I only get very low volume and decreased frequency response when I connect my turntable?   (7 Answers)

            I've tried connecting my turntable to each of the inputs on the back of the unit, but the maximum volume level is quite low. Other components and radio work fine.

            By Anonymous October 26, 2014.

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              A turntable requires a phono preamp to boost the signal. If your turntable isn't a newer one with a built in preamp, that's why. You can buy a phono preamp. I bought one to use with my 80s era turntable for about $50 and it worked fine. Without a phono preamp built into the turntable or built into the receiver, the signal is too weak.

              By WVHagan October 26, 2014.

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              Does this have an adjustable crossover for subwoofers connected via LFE?   (6 Answers)

              I've been looking all around for an answer to this question but I can't find any clear answers. I would also like to know how I would hook up through LFE

              By Anonymous July 22, 2015.

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                This does not support LFE. LFE channels are the 2nd number in any system. 5.1 system means 1 LFE output. 7.2 means 2 LFE outputs, and for this system, 2.0 means 0 LFE outputs.

                By OutstandingCoffee September 1, 2015.

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                Turntable issue   (6 Answers)

                Attempted to connect a turntable to this receiver. Cant get volume to reach acceptable level. Is this a known issue?

                By CK October 3, 2015.

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                  Turn tables need to have their output level boosted - this receiver doesn't offer a phono stage to do this. If your table doesn't have a built in pre amp (seems not) then you'll need and auxiliary one. There are perfectly acceptable ones available for less than $50.

                  By JacktheCat October 5, 2015.

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                  Insignia Stereo Receiver NS-STR514   (6 Answers)

                  Does this unit have bass/treble controls. Not shown on photo. Specs say it does not have headphone jack, but a "phone" port is clearly visible lower left on the unit. Which is it? Lastly, do the speaker outputs take banana plugs and if so what size plugs?

                  By Dale Renson December 2, 2015.

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                    Yes, it has bass/treble controls. It does have a headphone port. Although I'm not using banana plugs, I can see no reason why it won't accept them.

                    By Jadah December 5, 2015.

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                    MP3 compatable   (4 Answers)

                    By uncle bob December 12, 2014.

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                      You can connect an MP3 player to this unit by using a 3.5mm Stereo plug from the MP3 to Red/White RCA connections on the Receiver.

                      By InsigniaCustomerSupport December 15, 2014.

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                    Can this receiver support a non-powered woofer?   (7 Answers)

                    By Anonymous May 6, 2015.

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                      Yes, if you have a non-powered type woofer you would simply wire it between the speakers, meaning the wires would go out from the receiver into the subwoofer out to the speakers.

                      By OutstandingCoffee September 1, 2015.

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