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Best use of second HT recvr/sub/spkrs?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ted Drain, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. Ted Drain

    Ted Drain Agent

    Oct 3, 2002
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    About 2 years ago my brother in law bought a Yamaha all in one HT package (receiver, speakers, sub) for about $700. In hindsight, it was pretty low end but it was my first real experience with 5.1 sound and it sounded pretty damn cool. I didn't have any experience with HT or stereo equipment and didn't feel like learning about it at the time so I bought the same package he did.

    It's now 2 years later and I know a lot more (and have spent a lot more $$) and I've now got:
    - HK AVR520
    - Infinity Interlude IL36 center channel
    - "" IL30 fronts
    - "" IL10 rear surrounds
    - "" IL100 10" subwoofer

    I've perfectly happy with this setup. It sounds amazing. The real question now is:

    What should I do with the old Yamaha receiver, speakers and subwoofer? The options I've come up with are:

    - Sell it to a friend at work for a few hundred bucks.
    - Store it for when I get a house next year and will want a stereo system in another room of the house. Maybe use it as the amplifier for the AVR520's multi-room capability.
    - Hook the AVR520 rear line outs to one of the inputs on the Yamaha and use it to give me a 7.1 HT system.
    - Try to figure out a way to use the Yamaha with the AVR520 to bi-amp the front IL30 speakers.
    - Use the 8" Yamaha subwoofer to augment my current system. Maybe at a different location in the room? Maybe attached to the rear line level outputs for rear base tracks? This seems pretty iffy to me since the interludes put out a tremendous amount of great sounding base. Even the rear IL10's can reproduce some decent low end.

  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Jun 24, 1999
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    I'd sell the whole thing or use it in a bedroom/other room.
  3. joe rizzuto

    joe rizzuto Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 10, 2002
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    hold on to it if you don't need the extra cash.
    i have done both and eventually i find another use for for the stuff i have kept.
    i have a seperate ht room and a smaller set-up in the living room for background music when company is over.

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