Yamaha DSP-A1, want to upgrade to 6.1!!

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  1. Craig Ball

    Craig Ball Second Unit

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    Subject pretty much says it. Is there any way to upgrade to a rear center channel without replacing my A-1? The only option i've seen is parasound has an add on unit but it doesn't look to impressive, any opinions? Is there any other way to do this or will i just have to break down and buy a new reciever? (Hope Not)
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    Craig
     
  2. Adam Barratt

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    Try the SMART Devices CS-3X jr. add-on processor. You will need an additional power amplifier and a speaker, but from all reports the unit is excellent. ADA also make an add-on unit called the ADA 6.1 Surround.
    Adam
     
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    The Smart and Parasound units use the exact same circle surround technology.
    The Parasound adds a remote control for basic functions.
    I have used both the Parasound and ADA units in the past. Between the two I would suggest the Parasound unit.
    John
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  4. Kevin C Brown

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    You could also add a Dolby Pro Logic processor. Similar idea to the Smart and ADA boxes.
    Yamaha DSR-70 Pro, DSR-100 Pro, Sony SDP-777ES, Lexicon, Fosgate, Pioneer, etc.
    I am currently using a Shure HTS-5300. A processor from 1989-1992. Judged state of the art way back then. Originally listed for $1200. I got it for $60 (!) on ebay a few months ago. That's far cheaper than the $200 - $300 you'll pay for a new Smart or ADA.
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