Music + 5.1 setup

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  1. Josh Davidson

    Josh Davidson Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey, I have this nagging problem. I have a 5.1 setup, but whenever I play music I just get sound out of the front 3 channels and nothing out of the .1 output. I understand that is because the source is stereo, but I was wondering if there is any way to route the bass to the sub as well since my main speakers don't produce very good bass.
     
  2. SvenS

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    Use your receiver's Bass redirection feature and set your speakers to small and the lower bass will be redirected to your sub. If you have small speakers as you say this will garner a FAR better bass production as well!
     
  3. Josh Davidson

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    Do you know if all receivers have this feature? My receiver isn't all that nice. It was part of a JVC HTiB. I've tried looking for that option in the setup menus and the manual with no success.
     
  4. AllanN

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    Make sure you don't have "Stereo Direct" mode turned on. This bypasses all the DSP's and bass management.
     
  5. Greg Haynes

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    What receiver are you using?
     
  6. Josh Davidson

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    If it decodes Dolby Digital I believe it should contain Bass redirection... at least I have yet to hear of one that doesn not! Look for options like setting your speakers to small or large as that is what Bass redirection entails.
     

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