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Can I use my Sony STR-DE945 as an amp to power a 7th channel?


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#1 of 4 Ferdinand T

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Posted February 22 2002 - 07:48 AM

Hello all sorry for the simple question, but I don't have a clue. I just bought a new receiver today. Onkyo TX-DS797 and it's a 6.1 but I can upgrade it to a 7.1. So like I said can I just use my old receiver to power the 7th channel. Just want to know before I sell my Sony. Thanks in advance guys. Oop also if so how do I go about doing it.

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#2 of 4 JerryW

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Posted February 22 2002 - 08:15 AM

Well, you can use it. But what I'd do is sell the receiver on ebay and buy a decent monoblock or 2 channel amp. Something like this: http://cgi.audiogon.....852&class&3&4

#3 of 4 Ferdinand T

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Posted February 22 2002 - 08:41 AM

Well in wouldn't be perminent just for the time being until I can get something better. I just spent a grand so I don't have any extra dough right now.

#4 of 4 Ferdinand T

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Posted February 22 2002 - 02:40 PM

Does anyone know exactly how to do it or would it say in the manual? Like I said I just got the receiver today and haven't had a chance to read the manual yet. I was watching The Fast and The Furious, Rush Hour 2 and Gladiator and I noticed a HUGE difference in the sound quality. The bass was SO much better on this receiver not so boomy and distorted like the Sony but nice deeper sounding crisp clean bass. I also notice a big difference in the mids and highs. I heard SO much stuff that I never heard before and what I did here sounded so much better this time around, amazing stuff. I just can't beleive how much better this receiver was compared to my Sony. I WAS a big Sony guy and I honestly didn't think it could get much better. I now see what I've been missing. The next dvd on the list when I get some time is Saving Privite Ryan DTS. Can't wait!!!