3802 A+B speaker setup

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by deang, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. deang

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    The Denon 3802 has surround speaker capability for A, B, and back. Reading the manual, it suggests that you can use the "B's" for 5 channel music (i.e. monopolar), leaving the "A's" plus rears for the 7 channel (recommending bi/dipolars).

    It seems as though it's possible to select both A + B speakers, so does that mean it's OK to have both A and B as surround sides, and surround rears for movies? (Giving a max total of 9 speakers plus a sub).

    Does the sound processing 'work' like this, and will the amp take the total speaker impedance?

    Any thoughts?
     
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    The amp will let you run both A & B at the same time, but it can bugger up the surround effects and depending on your speaker impedance could cause the amp problems.

    I have tried this but wouldnt recommend it to be honest.

    Its best to stick to surround A for Movies (dipoles/bipoles etc) and Surround B for Music (monopoles) and you can still run your surround backs with either if you want to.
     

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