Sunfire Grand III 9.1 suround sound?

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  1. Phil_DC

    Phil_DC Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw that the Sunfire Grand III can do 9.1 surround sound via side-axis channels. With 7.1 surround sound you have side and rear channels already so how does the side-axis channels fit in to the setup?
     
  2. Rich Wenzel

    Rich Wenzel Supporting Actor

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    they are placed behind the front speakers and off to the side. Their purpose is to give a greater depth to the front soundstaging.

    I have never heard it, but I have a friend who did and he said it does add to the soundstage.

    Rich
     
  3. Phil_DC

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    Ah, so it's for additional front left and right speakers not surround speakers. So you can probably get the same effect just by using an extra 2 channel amp and split the front left and right out on a 7.1 receiver yes?
     
  4. Rich Wenzel

    Rich Wenzel Supporting Actor

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    don't think so...i think Sunfire created their own processing for this. I believe Yamaha has their own version as well, they call it front effects.

    go to www.sunfire.com and call them up, they be better than I at explaining it.

    Rich
     
  5. Phil_DC

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    Thanks for the info,

    I am very familar with the Yamaha version; I still have an old Yamaha DSP-1 processor that used front and rear effects channels. That was my surround sound before true surround sound was around.
     

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