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    Question Polk Atrium Sub10 - Did I Eff Up?

    Good evening ladies and gents.

    I was totally psyched to get a pair of Atrium speakers and the Sub10 during the F&F sale. With winter coming on here I'm planning to install them around the pool in the spring.

    I just realized, however, that since I run a 2 channel system I may not be able to use the sub. In fact, I wonder if I'll be able to wire the outdoor Atriums up to my Yaqin at all when I have it powering the LSiM's.

    I checked the owners manuals but I'm still not clear on how I might wire these.

    Thanks very much!
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    Get an old receiver to run them off of? Not sure why you'd worry about tubes around a pool.
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    I was planning to get wire long enough to run them off my main system, which is obviously indoors. Is this not possible/advisable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stretchl View Post
    I was planning to get wire long enough to run them off my main system, which is obviously indoors. Is this not possible/advisable?
    Its a waste of your tubes as far as I'm concerned. I suspect these will be more for background music and not critical listening. While they will sound better off the tubes, I just don't see you sitting down and doing some critical listening with that system. An older flagship receiver (pre-HDMI) would drive the piss out of them and won't cost you much of an investment. It would also solve your sub issue AND allow you to hook up more speakers in the future if you so desire.
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    I agree with DSkip here, just get a decent 2 channel or decent AVR receiver, look for one with a sub out, hook it all up, tweak a bit and be happy.
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    I appreciate the advice. I was hoping to have the same music playing indoors as outdoors when we have friends over. Maybe I did screw up. :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by stretchl View Post
    I appreciate the advice. I was hoping to have the same music playing indoors as outdoors when we have friends over. Maybe I did screw up. :(
    You should still be able to do that man. Hook the speakers up to the receiver and have the preamp section (or zone 2) feed your tuber. While you'll take a hit on your SQ, it will solve your problem for parties and will be able to be bypassed for 2 channel if you rig it right. This would also allow you to adjust volume inside and out separately as needed.
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    Thanks. I was wondering how I would handle the volume issue, also. I'll revisit this in the Spring. I just wanted to make sure something was possible, and I'd not need to get rid of the Atriums. :)

    I really appreciate your help.
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    With enough ideas, thinkin, anything is possible.
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