Can I use two sets of speakers with a hi-fi system?
March 23, 2011 12:01 PM Subscribe
I have ended up with two sets of speakers for a hi-fi system. Can I use both sets, or will the result sound odd or damage something?
posted by Grinder to Technology (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have an Aiwa CX-ZL500 hi-fi system. I have two pairs of speakers for it. (One is for whatever the predecessor to the ZL500 was; I had one, it died, and I kept the speakers.)
I want to find out if I can use both sets of speakers at the same time. I'm guessing that I won't get full power from them, but I'm more concerned to make sure that I don't damage something. (I can't see that I should, but I know very little about hi-fi systems.)
The main unit claims to output 2x135W (via subwoofer) and 2x45W (main speaker, I guess). I can't find details for the speakers, but I presume they match that output.
If this is a bad idea, tips for how I can use these with a MacBook would be useful. (I presume I need some sort of amplifier.)