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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by fabio1605, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. fabio1605

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    if i was to buy a centre speaker where would it connect to i dont have centre out and my amp is a stereo...

    would it be possible to bi wire it through my other 2
     
  2. Ian J

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    The simple answer is that you need a five channel AV amp if you want to connect a centre speaker
     
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    I think your missing the point Fabio. You only need a centre channel if your using an amplifier which de-codes surround sound information and has a dedicated centre channel output.

    If your wanting to get surround sound from your DVD player, you would need to add on a processor (yamaha used to do one) to get centre and rear channel information as a minimum. Or just get a cinema amplifier.

    There are ways to wire a centre speaker into a stereo system to give a sort of budget surround system, but thats usually with a speaker placed behind your listening position. Its referred to as a Hafler system, but will not give anything like true cinema surround, just a bit of ambient sound out of phase with the front pair of loudspeakers.

    In a nutshell.....its time to break open the piggy bank!
     
  4. fabio1605

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    lol,, yeh i thought i needed an av amp just wanted to check if there was a way possible to do it thats all...

    On my amp(marantz pm7200) i have proccesor in and out (2 plugs) what are they used for

    and how would i add a 5.1 decorder
     
  5. Reiner

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    To insert e.g. a graphic equalizer into the signal path.

    A decoder alone would be of no use as you need some amplification to drive all the speakers. Besides, stand-alone decoders are not made anymore.

    What you need is an AV amp/receiver with pre-out connections for the front speakers. Those pre-outs would connect to your stereo-amp which drives the fronts (thus no change to your current setup except the additional stereo cables) while the AV a/r would drive center and rears.
    Even the AV amp has 5 (or more) channels of amplification you can use it as long as it has pre-outs for the front channels.

    Yamaha used to make a stripped down AV amp/decoder with 3 channels only (for center and rear) that could decode Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1, it was called the DSP-E800. Probably you can get it 2nd hand but it lacks newer features like DPL2(x) or DD Ex/DTS Es/DTS Es Discrete etc.
     

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