Wiring the rear speaker of a 6.1 speaker set-up using a 7.1 receiver?

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  1. baja

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    I am fairly new to HT and am a little[​IMG]so this question may sound dumb. On a 7.1 receiver you have a surround back R & L speaker terminal. But since I am using a 6.1 set-up I have only one rear speaker. Do I connect it to the back R or L? Any help here is appreciated.
     
  2. JamesHl

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    Connect it to the L and tell the receiver you have only one rear center. That's how it generally works, at least.
     
  3. Geoff S

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    Generally it is L, but do check in the manual about hardware setup, and/or the speaker setup. And set the SB Back to 1 speaker, very important.

    If after setting it to 1 speaker and you still don't get sound, then you'll know to switch it (that happened to me as a stupid mistake, but oh well, I know better now).
     
  4. Vincent_S

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    My Denon asks me on the setup screen if I am using 6 or 7 speakers. I just wired for both speakers but only used one that I had sitting around until I could afford to go buy 2 matching speakers for the back.
     

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