Kenwood Sovereign VR-5080

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  1. Derek_P

    Derek_P Stunt Coordinator

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    i have a question about my Kenwood Sovereign VR-5080 receiver.

    i do not understand how to setup the surround back speaker... there are no speaker hookups for them... there is onlya a rca output to the surround back speakers....

    do i have to get another part to make this receiver run at 7.1?

    [rant]why can i not post links...i want to show a image of the back of my receiver! [​IMG][/rant]
     
  2. Doug_H

    Doug_H Supporting Actor

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    The 5080 lacks the amps for 7.1 so you do need a pair of amps to use the 7.1 or multiroom capability.
     
  3. Derek_P

    Derek_P Stunt Coordinator

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    for the amps.... what do i need to buy.... would a old receiver work? or does it have to be something more then that.
     
  4. Doug_H

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    I would think an old receiver would work but a dedicated amp along the line of the outlaw monoblocks would probably sound better. I would think an old receiver would give you a good start until you are ready to step up though.
     
  5. John S

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    You could use an old reciever, do a search on an AudioSource AMP/1A, decent 2 channel amp that can be picked up for not much more than $100....

    If you go the reciever route, try to use the Power Amp input, not a stanbdard analog device input.
     
  6. Derek_P

    Derek_P Stunt Coordinator

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    alright..thanks guys...


    i am in the middle of building a home theatre as well......so i was just decieding on if i should install the 7.1 or just 5.1....
     

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