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6.1 amp with 5.1 speakers (noob question)

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Adebisi, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Adebisi

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    If I have a 5.1 Speaker set up can I use a 6.1 amp or will this damage the amp? (Yamaha RXV640 with Tannoy FX 5.1 Speaker System) :lease:
     
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    Yes of course you can but you will just have the Rear Centre channel not in use, but you will also have the option to upgrade and add another speaker later on.

    John
     
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    Agree, running 5.1 on a 6.1 receiver will do no harm.
    In the past I had a Denon 3802 and was running 6.1 but could have had 7.1 - this caused no problems. I later disconnected the front L&R speakers and connected them to and external amp (fed from the 3802 preouts) and this was also fine. Modern amps are not damaged by not having speakers connected to each output and normally for the surrounds you can tell the receiver that nothing is connected in the setup menu.

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    Would the same amp still use the same amount of power and heat up as much running a 5.1 as it would running a 6.1?
     
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    Yes
     
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    you'll have more headroom as the powersupply will have an easier job driving 5 speakrs instead of 6.
     
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    I had a slight different question, i will ask it here before opening a new thread.

    I'm using the center channel of my Sharp 37" LCD TV, the signal comes in straight from the 'pre-out' rca cinch and no speaker is connected to the central channel power output. All other 4 channels are connected.

    Am i risking damaging the receiver ? I's an H/K AVR330

    TIA

    bye
     
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    As I said in my post above I had a Denon 3802 with some of the speaker outputs not being used and the preouts feeding another amp to drive them. This caused no damage to the Denon and I see no reason why it would damage a H/K receiver.

    Mark.
     
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    OK Mark, thanks, it's running fine and cool since 20 days now.

    I presume it's safe,

    bye
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