center channel hookup problem

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  1. doug_v

    doug_v Auditioning

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    I got a DVD player for Christmas and am now trying to hook it up to my Denon AVR-1010 receiver. I plan on buying a center channel speaker but I'm not sure how I'm going to hook it up. The receiver has connections for both a right and a left center speaker. Will I be able to hook up a single center channel speaker to this receiver? Thanks for any help with this. Doug
     
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    Hey Doug. Welcome to the HTF obsession.

    There is a Denon AVR 1100. It's a Dolby Digital Ready receiver. I'm going to assume that's the model you have.

    First of all, "DD ready" means that it does not have a built in DD decoder. Hopefully your new DVD player (what model is it?) has a built in decoder. If not then you can't get DD out of your current system. You would either need to buy a DD decoder or a new receiver with a built in DD decoder.

    If your DVD player has a decoder, then it will have 6 RCA type outputs which should be labeled something like

    L front

    R front

    Center

    L surround

    R surround

    Subwoofer

    You would then need 6 cables to connect these outputs to your receiver's 6CH EXT IN (?) section. (That label is a little fuzzy on the pdf file from Denon's website).

    AFAIK, there's really no such thing as a left center and a right center. I think you may be confusing the white and red inputs in the 6CH EXT IN section. The red one is labeled subwoofer.

    A center speaker would be hooked up to the section labeled Center Speaker. It has red and black spring clips labeled + and -.
     
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    Thanks for the fast replies. I'll try and answer your questions. The DVD player is a Panasonic DVD-RV31. I don't think it has a decoder. The receiver is a Denon AVR-1010. It says Dolby Pro-Logic Surround System on the front. As for speaker connectors, this id is what it has for connectors:

    Front speaker A - left and right

    Front speaker B - left and right

    Center speakers - left and right

    Rear speakers - left and right

    I hope this helps.
     
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  6. Denward

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    Since your receiver is a pro-logic, it's even older than the DD ready receiver I was blabbing about.

    I also have a Panny 31 DVD player. You just need to hook up its analog audio outputs to one of your receiver's inputs and you'll be in pro-logic land.

    You're right, this player does not have a DD decoder. That's okay though because when you get around to buying another AV receiver, it will most certainly have a built in decoder.
     

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