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3.1 System

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by jrw, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. jrw

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    Let me begin by saying that I am a novice on a budget. Due to the dimensions/design of my room, it is not feasible to run wires for surround (rear) speakers. For this reason, I wanted to go with a 3.1 set-up. I currently have a LG soundbar connected to the TV via a optical cable (only option) and a wireless sub. What I would like to do is find a receiver that could utilize the soundbar as a center speaker and add a bookshelf speaker to each side of the TV. Is this something that is possible? If so, are there any receiver suggestions?
     
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    Not possible - soundbars are self-contained units with their own amps and switchers.

    What is your budget? Are you only connecting the TV, or will you be adding a Blu-ray player or other devices?
     
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    I will only be connecting the receiver to a television and a Fire TV. The system is for a hobby room, so the budget for a receiver is $250 or less.
     
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    Including speakers?
     
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    No, just for the receiver.
     
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    Unfortunately, it's not going to be possible on your budget. You said the room dimensions are limited. Have you considered the size of the receiver? They are typically at least 17"w x 13"d x 6"h.

    If you are cramped for space, you may just want to save up your money and get a better soundbar.
     
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    There are plenty of reasonably costing receivers out there for you..I'm a big fan of onkyo,the quality is very high,and the sound,well amazing...Even if going to a smaller set up,it will power it plenty...I had a HT (model number after this,just can't remember), and it was in the 2-$300.00 dollar range..It pushed my def tech tower speakers beautifully..Just my two cents.. good luck with whatever brand you decide..
     

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