Receiver output and speaker questions

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  1. John-e-s

    John-e-s Auditioning

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    I am a newbie. Any help is extremely appreciated. I have purchased a B&K AVR307, with Def Tech Power Towers (BP2002TL) as my fronts, a Def Tech clr2002 center channel, Def Tech BP2X rears, and Def Tech Rear center 2300 (also with powered sub). My room is medium sized, probably 18 by 12. My question is, how do I hook up a rear center channel to the 307? Should I use one of the surround channels (since the rear surrounds will be used by the BP2Xs)? Should I return the rear center and just purchase two rear surrounds and use the BP2Xs as rt and lt surround and have six speakers? Also, should I rig the towers to receive the subwoofer info? After reading some of the messages last night, I may have been smarter to buy the non-powered towers and a separate sub. But how about doing that high pass thing (setting the fronts to small and adding a sub for movies), and then setting the fronts to large for music? What should I do with the powered sub rear center channel? Set it up as a small? I have e-mailed B&K but have not had a response as yet (I may try the phone help). Thanks again. John
     
  2. Denward

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    John, Welcome to HTF, you maniac!! Give me a call and we'll chat.
     
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    John,
    Presumably Denward is providing you with some useful advice [​IMG]
    The AVR307 is designed to be used with two center rear surround speakers, not just one. A single centered speaker in the rear often produces the audible illusion that the sounds that it produces are coming from in front of you. Two offset speakers don't.
    In other words, yes, you should seriously consider returning the single 2300 and replace it by two. Monopoles are usually preferred, since they provide better directionality than bipoles, but bipoles should be just fine.
    A single subwoofer is usually easier to integrate with your room, but multiple subwoofers can be used, too. The problem is that it can be very hard to compensate for the peaks and valleys the reflections (standing waves) cause in the low frequency soundlevels. You'll have to experiment to find out what works best in your room.
     
  4. John-e-s

    John-e-s Auditioning

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    Thank you for your help. JS
     

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