This is a source of some confusion especially when combined with Pd’s multiple virtual ports.
The best way of approaching this is to use the patchbay as a trigger for the connection window to update. set up the patchbay correctly activate it and the connection window will update. The patchbay does not connect and disconnect devices and channels it triggers the connection window to do so.
In the Primo Pd system there are (should be) one stereo output channel going to two separate speakers, one mono channel going to a centre speaker and one output channel kept for recording from the mic in the kiosk