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    Moved the SM350s from rears to act as one center. Wired them by combining two reds and two blacks at the AVR and then spreading out to each appropriate hook-up on the speakers. Will this mess my AVR up? Have been listening to it for about a half n hour and it sounds really good, but I don't want to screw anything up over the long haul.
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    IDK your receiver, you might want to check your manual. You want to make sure it is 4 ohm stable, which is what you have made, wiring them in parellel, since the Sm350's are 8 ohm each. IF it isn't, you could wire them in series, for a lesser load (16 ohm) on your receiver.
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    all is well
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    You CANT wire them in series you will crossover the whole set ( say the tweeter is crossover at 2.2hz the whole setup will be ) it will sound bad .
    Plus you will find the speakers will cancell each other at 400 hz intervalls ( 400,800,1600) but if your amplifier says it will handle a lower impedance and it sounds good you found a winner there .
    I tried it once stuff sounded missing .

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    IDK your receiver, you might want to check your manual. You want to make sure it is 4 ohm stable, which is what you have made, wiring them in parellel, since the Sm350's are 8 ohm each. IF it isn't, you could wire them in series, for a lesser load (16 ohm) on your receiver.
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    It has been hooked up this way for about a week now with no issues. Sounds surprisingly good. I set the AVR to 6ohm setting just to be safe, but not going to keep it this way too much longer. Have a CLR 2002 coming soon to use as the center. I want to use the 350s as rears, but they are awfully big for my room. Really, really like the Def Tech sound, just trying to make it jive the best I can.

    Per the above diagram, It is hooked up in parallel. I havent had it up past -30db, and the AVR doesn't seem to be getting too hot. Goofy hook up I know, but like the timbre matching
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