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#151925 - 11/23/06 01:27 PM Centre Channel speaker for 7.1
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A friend of mine purchased a 5.1 setup then got convinced by the sales person to go "7.1" by adding another Centre Channel speaker for the rear. Since his receiver has seperate speaker outputs for Rear L /R how would you recommend connecting the single Centre Channel speaker ?

I would have prefered he add another pair like the ones he uses for surrounds, but that's not the case.

Thanks

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#151926 - 11/23/06 01:34 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: Riker]
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if he added only 1 rear center channel and not 2 rear effect speakers/channels then he only has 6.1.
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#151927 - 11/23/06 02:17 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: snakeyes]
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Yes, that is true, hence why I " bracketed " the "7.1"..

I'm just trying to figure out how to connect it to the receiver.

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#151928 - 11/23/06 02:42 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: Riker]
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I'm a little confused, if your friend purchased a 5.1 system, it is not capable of 6.1 or 7.1, you can't just add a speaker? Most likely the jacks your referring to are for a second zone (room) and can't be used for surround.
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#151929 - 11/23/06 03:16 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: SirQuack]
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Riker,

I believe you are saying that he bought a 5.1 system. In addition to the 5.1 system the salesman convinced him to buy another centre channel speaker to place in the middle rear for a 6.1 system.

If this is the case, then it doesn't matter which input you put the rear speaker into (just not another zone), the receiver should be able to be set to a "6.1" system and you can assign the rear 6th channel to that input (I think).
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#151930 - 11/23/06 03:51 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: Hutzal]
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There is no "Rear" Channel(s) in a 5.1 AVR:
5.1 - Left/Right/Center/Left Sur./Right Sur. and Sub (.1)

6.1 - Left/Right/Center/Left Sur./Right Sur./Rear Cent/ Sub

7.1 - Left/Right/Center/Left Sur./Right Sur./Left Rear/Right Rear/Sub

So a 5.1 receiver does not have a channel for the "Rear" location, whether it be 6.1 or 7.1.
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#151931 - 11/23/06 03:56 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: SirQuack]
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I think that he bought the 6.1 speaker setup separatly from the receiver. From the sounds of it he has a 7.1 receiver...

haha, this is getting kinda funny.
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#151932 - 11/23/06 04:20 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: Hutzal]
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Sorry, the starting post is unclear. Anyway, if he does in fact have a 7.1 receiver, than yes he can use it for 6.1. The manual should show him which "rear" jacks to use for a 6.1 scenario. The receiver brand/model was not mentioned so it is hard to speculate.
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#151933 - 11/23/06 04:33 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: SirQuack]
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My manual said to enable the rear center speaker in the settings and then plug the speaker into the SB-Left channel. I think it even says right on the back panel of my receiver which one is the surround center channel.
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#151934 - 11/23/06 04:37 PM Re: Centre Channel speaker for 7.1 [Re: JasonB]
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Jason, from memory, that sounds (no pun intended) similar to what my Denon manual states. I have 7.l so didn't have to worry about it. I think my setup menu gives you the options for 1 OR 2 speakers for the "Rear" channel. If you select 1, then you use the left channel. Other receivers may be a little different, but the manual should clear things up, or the salesguy that made the sale.
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