Multiple rear speakers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ian Eishen, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. Ian Eishen

    Ian Eishen Auditioning

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    Right now I have a Sony STR-DE875 reciever w/ the 6.1 virtual matrix. I have seen many people with rear corner and rear side speakers. Is my reciever capable of doing that or would I have to have some hook up with an amp.

    Also, do I need a back center to take advantage of the 6.1 Virtual Matrix sound.

    Thanks

    Ian
     
  2. MichaelGomez

    MichaelGomez Stunt Coordinator

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    Ian,

    In most situations with both rear and side surrounds, people have receivers like Denon. These receivers have both speaker posts. Your Sony doesn't have these. But you do probably have a preout that would let you hook up another amp and do it that way. But, that is a subject I know little about.

    As for the virtual matrix, you don't need another speaker. What the receiver does is use the 2 surround speakers to create the image of a center channel. Some think that this is ok and others hate it. You just have to try it and see for yourself. Hope this helps.

    Mike
     

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