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- QuestionHow 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?Answers
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.
- QuestionCan I connect a subwoofer to this receiver? (8 Answers)Answers
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.
- QuestionCan 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?Answers
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.
- Questionwhat advantages are there if i pair this with a insignia tv (6 Answers)Answers
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).
- QuestionWhy do I only get very low volume and decreased frequency response when I connect my turntable? (7 Answers)Answers
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.
- QuestionDoes this have an adjustable crossover for subwoofers connected via LFE? (6 Answers)Answers
- QuestionTurntable issue (6 Answers)Answers
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.
- QuestionInsignia 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?Answers
- QuestionMP3 compatable (4 Answers)Answers
- QuestionCan this receiver support a non-powered woofer? (7 Answers)Answers
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