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Wiring 6 speakers to amp

  • 4 January 2021
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Hello,

I have a unique setup and need to connect 6 speakers (3 pairs) into a single Sonos Amp. I know this is not recommended, but have been told it is possible. Speakers are

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007VWA8C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • Frequency: 65Hz - 22kHz
  • Impedance: 4-8 Ohm
  • Power: 250 Watts Rated Peak Power

How can this be wired so that the amp and speakers will not be damaged?

Thanks!

 

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Best answer by jgatie 4 January 2021, 03:13

Which speakers could I use to accomplish this? The speakers have not been purchased yet.

The Sonos Sonance speakers sold here allow up to 3 pairs.

https://www.sonos.com/shop/architectural

Edit: added link

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The Amp will go into fault mode with 3 pairs of 8 ohms, never mind 3 pairs that can have up to 4 Ohms resistance.

The only possible way is if you wire in impedance matching volume controls on each speaker pair.

Which speakers could I use to accomplish this? The speakers have not been purchased yet.

Which speakers could I use to accomplish this? The speakers have not been purchased yet.

The Sonos Sonance speakers sold here allow up to 3 pairs.

https://www.sonos.com/shop/architectural

Edit: added link

Are there any other options that do not cost $600/pair?

Here’s a link that should help out here too:

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/4759

Are there any other options that do not cost $600/pair?

 

If you wire in the impedance matching volume controls, it will work.  However, overall volume will be reduced.

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