Adding a rear center speaker

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  1. James_C

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    This may be a stupid question (I'm new), but can I add a rear center speaker to my 5.1 system some how??? Can this be done with just a simple wiring solution or do I have to buy more equipment???
     
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    You would still need a preamp/processor or receiver to decode the center surround channel. You could also look into separate stand alone center surround decoders like the CS-3x jr made by ADA. I hope I called it the right thing.
     
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    James,
    Good question, not stupid!
    Here's what you do.
    (BTW, this is called Dolby 6.1 ES)
    Go from left and right Surround Outs on your reciever to line in on a Dolby Pro-logic Processor or reciever and plug an extra center in there.
    Select the Pro-Logic function on your pro-logic reciever and hear the extra rear go!
    For more info (from smarter people) just do a simple search on HTF for DIY 6.1 or Dolby 6.1
    Good Luck,
    Nathan
     
  4. John Morris

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    James: you also must have rear channel pre-outs on your current receiver. If you want to try it, I'd look for a used inexpensive Dolby Pro Logic surrround Processor. That way, if you don't like it, you haven't spend a couple hundred bucks.
     

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