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Naive yet quick 2011 question

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Billilu, May 18, 2003.

  1. Billilu

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    Do I need 6 speakers to use Neo:6? Is the sound to the 6th channel rerouted elsewhere or is it lost?

    I currently have the 2011 set up with 5.1 speakers, with the surround backs bi-amped to my front speakers.
     
  2. ChrisNic

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    Correct me if im wrong but NEO:6 is 6 channels, ie 5 speakers and the sub so you have no sound to loose. Hope that clears it up.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong too, but if you've connected the amps rear surround speaker outputs to the fronts, won't, when you have a proper es, ex or whatever soundtrack have the sound for those speakers coming out of the fronts? Or shall I go and hide now, having completely misunderstood the situation? (I did a similar thing with my sony amp to the fronts, but using the room B output.)
     
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    The Pionner has a clever function where you can use the unused amp channels to bi-amp the fronts.
     
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    Using the room B output surely Biwires the fronts. Biamping is different again.
     
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    No it's biamping...the amps that would be used to drive the two centre rear channels can instead be used to biamp the front pair in a 5.1 set up.
    Regarding Neo:6 it drives my back centre channel (6 speakers) i'm not sure if in a 5 speaker set-up a phantom rear would be generated or not
     
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    Its not even as it Neo:6 generates that much signal for the rear channels anyway so its not as it you would loose anything. Its hardly the same as loosing DD-EX sound.
     
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    Yes, using the amps that would have driven the two centre rear channels is biamping but simply using the speaker b outputs as CDB suggested he did with his Sony is surely only Biwiring as the same amps are used but with switchable outputs.
     
  9. HotblackDesiato

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    Sorry, yes. I'd only skimmed the thread so missed the bit where CBD mentioned his Sony, which as you say would be bi-wired not bi-amped.
     
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    Well, you learn something everyday:D Not that I know that much anyway.:blush:
     

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