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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Paul Newell

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Posted May 07 2013 - 03:43 AM

[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]I have a question about a particular setup and what receiver would be good.[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]I have a small squarish room, and I want my receiver to do two things:[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]1. Play 5.1 surround sound[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]2. Play dual stereo ceiling speakers in all four corners of the room[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]I am considering the following setup (7.1 receiver):[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]passive soundbar for right, center and left[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]four in ceiling speakers for center and rear right and left[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]My question is, would it be possible to only play music through the center and rear surrounds, and turn off the soundbar when playing music?[/color]

Edited by Paul Newell, May 07 2013 - 03:43 AM.

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted May 07 2013 - 05:36 PM

I'm a little confused by "[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]four in ceiling speakers for center and rear right and left". The center is in the soundbar. Did you just mean the four ceiling speakers mounted in the corners?[/color]


[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]The best way to do what I think you want is to use a 5.1 speaker set (soundbar for front left, center and front right and two additional speakers for the surrounds) and then get four 4 ohm in-ceiling speakers (wired in series to produce an 8 ohm load) connected to Zone 2 for the music.[/color]


[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]The 5.1 surround sound would have it's own set of speakers and the music system would have it's own set. [/color]


[color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]Hopefully some others will have better options for you.[/color]



"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.


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