7.1 surround

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  1. calibradtm

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    got an AV amp with twin 7.1 inputs.what exactly do i require for 7.1 surround sound,just a processor?
    cheers guys :D
     
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    anyone?:confused:
     
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    what do you mean? surely you've got 7.1 at the moment.
     
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    I must admit i don't get the question.

    You need 7 speakers wired to the 7 channels, thats it. A DVD in DTS ES or DD EX helps, but the DSP can give you EX from 5.1 DVD's.

    And PLIIx from stereo sources.
     
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    probably just me being thick but when i watch dvd's i get 6.1 output.what are the twin 7.1 input connections for then,to connect what exactly to my amp?
     
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    The extra 2 channels you get with 7.1 are actully mono, so your 6.1 you have now, will really be the same as if you were to add another speaker to make it 7.1, they will both be outputting the same signal at the same time. Stick with 6.1 unless you have a really wide area behind your sofa & you want to spread the sound of that centre rear more. Hope this makes sense.
     
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    The twin 7.1 External Decoder inputs are for any future 7.1 formats if and when they appear. Denon just covered their arses a bit more than most other manufacturers in this respect as most other Amps/Receivers have standard 5.1 inputs. One of the things you could plug into them now is a Lexicon Processor to make use of it's Logic7 processing.
     

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