5.1 vs 7.1

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  1. minou

    minou Auditioning

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    If I have a 5.1 speaker set can I buy a 7.1 receiver with out adding new speakers ?

    Thanks in advance !
     
  2. CB750

    CB750 Screenwriter

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    Yes.
     
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    You may not connect two sets of amplifier terminals to one set of speaker terminals.

    Generally you may use the 7.1 receiver with the 5.1 speaker set leaving two sets of amplifier terminals unconnected. In a few cases you have to turn the volume for those two channels all the way down. Check the receiver instructions.
     
  4. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
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    If your receiver has auto calibration with a microphone, you can do the auto cal and will automatically shut those two channels off.
     

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