Interchangeable satellite speakers?

ethanlt

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Can i take my old satellite speakers from my old system ( it was a klipsch 2.1 computer speaker system) which were far louder and use them in my new RCA 5.1 system? Asking because my old satellites were WAY louder but I replaced the system due to a bad amp, but in my new system the amps great and the satellites blow, looking to get the best of both worlds if possible, the satelites use the same connection cords, just wandering 1 if its safe and 2 if theyll even work together, thanks!
 
If the Klipsch sats are the same or higher impedance than the RCA sats you will be safe. If they are lower then it could damage the RCA amp. Check the specs and the back of the sats to try to find out.
The other question is will the Klipsch play louder with the RCA amp than the RCA speakers and can you turn them down to balance them with the RCA center and rear satellite speakers.
 

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Ok so i checked the back of the klipsch sats and theres no markings but the back of the amp reads 120v-60hz 2A and says 240 watts, and the back of the RCA sub reads 120v-60hz and says 46 watts , must admit im slightly confused by the second part of your response could you ennunciate

 
The specs you are looking at are the AC draw from the wall outlet not the power that is sent to the speaker. Doesn't really help in this case since we don't have a comparison to make.
When you use a surround system you need to set the levels of all the speakers to play at the same volume when pink noise signal is run through each speaker one at a time. There will be a test mode that will do that so you can use the remote to set the levels from your chair. That will have to be redone since you will now have two different speakers. AVRs often have a mic that does this for you.
 
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