Need help with existing setup

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  1. Collin Yeo

    Collin Yeo Auditioning

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    Currently have the below stuffs setup by the "technican" but recently bought the Panasonic DVD player to replace the old VCD player. Now encounter some problem setting it up.

    YAMAHA HTR-5230 60W 5CH AV Receiver
    Sound of Nature Equalizer Amplifier
    Panasonic DVD-K45
    And a B&B 4 + 1 centre speakers.

    Here comes the questions.

    1) Whats the use of the receiver when I have the amplifer (though this amp don't support 5.1)

    2) Can someone roughly tell me how the wiring goes about?
    What I see now is roughly like VCD player left right audio to the amp, amp left right audio to the receiver, receiver out to the 5 speakers.
     
  2. Collin Yeo

    Collin Yeo Auditioning

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    What I am actually blur is the amp. What to do with the amp when theres the receiver.
     
  3. ChuckSolo

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    Is the receiver a multi-channel receiver, i.e., DD5.1/6.1 DTS, etc.? I believe your post said the receiver is 5.1. How about the amp, if the amp is stereo (2 channel)I doubt it will be of real use to you with surround sound since it would probably only boost the wattage to the mains. I could be wrong though. The receiver should have a separate amp built in. If it does not, you will have to get a 5.1 channel amp. I used to have an old Sony Surround system which was basically a Sony Dolby 2.0 surround with an external amp and separate receiver. It had 4 speakers, 2 mains and 2 surrounds with the rear channel being mono. The sound to the surround speakers was the same on the left and the right. This could be the case with your old amp. You need to connect the new DVD player via its digital output to the digital input on the receiver, either coaxial or optical. I am not sure how you would connect the amp to the receiver, but I think it is more than just a LR connection from the amp to the receiver. As far as the 5 speakers go, you should have 5 connections for LR Front, LR Rear and LR Center. Also there should be a subwoofer connection somewhere for a powered subwoofer.
     
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