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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Anthony Cler, Oct 25, 2002.
What kind of speakers are you using for the front effects channels?
The same as I use for the rear surrounds. Alternately, you could use a smaller version of the same speaker, like with a 5” woofer instead of a 6”, for instance. I think it’s best to keep the front effects voiced like all the other speakers, as is generally recommended in the other home theater speakers. That insures they blend with rest of the system, which is what you want. You sure don’t want the front effects sticking out like a sore thumb!
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
That makes good sense. I'm actually using Tower speakers all around, but I could get two of the matching center speakers for the front effects channels.
I haven't hooked any up yet. Do they really make a nice difference?
Yes. Many of the DSP effects use them, some more so than others. I forget the reason, but several years ago I had to take the front effects speakers out for a short time. I could definitely tell a difference. Of course, I was already used to having them. Someone who has never had them probably wouldn’t be the wiser.
You might try this for an experiment. Re-connect your front L/R speakers to the front effects channel. Then you can step through various DSP modes. With only front and rear effects channels going and no mains, you can hear what effects are added, and where, for the various DSP modes.
Of course, first you have to level-match the front effects with the rear.
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
I've had front effect channels hooked up for some time now, previously with a 2095 Yam and now with the RX-V1. I definitely feel they make quite a difference in some of the dsp modes, especially Spectacle. I use a pair of the sats that was part of the JBL Sat package. Very easy to mount and aim and also have a thin profile.
Recently when I moved, I hooked everything up without the front effect speakers and really noticed a difference in the sound field. They are defintely worth having especially if you have the space.
the front effects are mainly for filling up the sidewalls with information ..... which wouldve been filled with multiple speakers in a commercial venue .... supposedly work best with sidewalls .... as per yamaha northwest rep
I had my RX-Z1 configured in a 5.1 formation & after reading your posts you got me psyched so I went & bought 2 front effects speakers & a rear center & I love the difference they make! They really make Yamaha's dsp modes shine