6.1 on 7.1 Receiver

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  1. JawhnM

    JawhnM Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Yamaha RX-V2500 on the way. It is 7.1 and my old receiver (also a Yamaha) is 6.1. I won't be getting an extra speaker any time soon and want to know the best way to hook the new receiver up for 6.1. Should I combine both rears with a splitter, use only one side or something else?

    I did look at the online manual for the RX-V2500, but it didn't help.
     
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    In the speaker setup you just tell it you have one speaker; it's as simple as that. This gets asked so often it should be added to the FAQ.
     
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    Yamaha tells you to hook it up to the left back speaker and leave the right disconnected for 6.1.
     
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    I'm using external amplification, and I am Y adapter combining my 2 rear channels into one amp, then out to two speakers. Extra Psuedo 7.1, as the AVR thinks it is 7.1 but only one amp, then out to two speakers which is 98% the way to 7.1 on a 6.1 AVR/pre-pro. [​IMG]
     
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    Except when using DSP so that 7.1 is 7 diffrent channels..................
     
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    That is why I say 98% the way to 7.1....
    The 7th channel is still a grey area on all DSP 7.1 modes.


    If you have 6.1, two speakers on the rear channel gets you real close to what 7.1 gives you.
     

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