Will I get more power in 5.1 rather than 6.1

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  1. AdamHassan

    AdamHassan Auditioning

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    I just bought a reciever and it's an Onkyo tx-sr600,It's a 6.1 channel reciever.Will I get more power from the power supply if I use 5.1 instead of 6.1,I actually havent got it yet but it's coming through UPS.
     
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    Alf S Cinematographer

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    No...each channel is run seperately, it doesn't spread the extra power around if you switch to 5.1
     
  3. John Garcia

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    Actually, with integrated amplifiers, the power IS spread around since all channels share a common power supply, so you WILL have more power available for dynamic peaks in 5.1 vs 6.1. I emphasize 'available' because it is rare that you will ever have all 6 channels playing demanding passages for any length of time (during most movies anyway). What that means is, you probably won't really notice the difference in actual output, unless you are underpowering your system with a weak amp.

    I don't watch 5.1 movies in 6.1, and vice versa.
     

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