What receiver should I look for for my older Series 2 monitor surround?

I bought a house with an awesome, pre-wired, Polk surround system. There is right, center, left, and 2 mounted surrounds. Previous owner has all the wires separated beautifully and I would like to tap into this. I just want to be sure whatever Amp I buy will be compatible with these speakers 🔊. Thanks! My hope is to buy something second hand but good enough.


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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,386
    Answer ✓
    Please twist the ends of that stranded wire or you know what will happen.

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,218
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    Better yet, terminate the wires with banana plugs. Do NOT play those speakers without addressing that wire disaster.

    You want an AVR not an amplifier since it is a surround speaker system. Your budget will determine which AVR.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."

    President of Club Polk


  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    LOL. I didn't notice that disaster. :)
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  • Thanks guys. I now have a clue and will fix those wire ends before any power goes through them. Good catch!
  • I Googled AVR receivers. More research to come. Just getting started on this project.