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Rear Centre channel for 3801

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by pauld, Jan 4, 2001.

  1. pauld

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    Can somebody help,

    I have recently purchased a Denon AVR3801, which I think is superb, I would like to know if I should use a dedicated centre speaker for the rear centre channel or if I should use two standard speakers.
    My current speakers in the system are B&W.

    Any advice would be welcome.

    Thanks , Paul.
     
  2. ReTrO

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    Use the same speakers that you have for your normal surrounds. Be it 601's or DS6's I would assume.

    Rick

    PS Which speakers do you currently have?

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  3. Mad Max

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    Yup, speakers around the back should be as similar as possible to eachother.

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  4. pauld

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    Thanx, I currently have 602's and 601's and a CC6 centre, what i meant was should i use two more 601's or should i go for another CC6.
     
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    Two more 601's it is then!

    Or you could move your 601's to the back, and buy a pair of DS6's for the side channels.

    Rick

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  6. PaulBoy

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    Have I missed something here ...
    With the 3801 is the 6.1 set up to include TWO more speakers inbetween the existing two rears I already have - being thick I presumed 6.1 meant having ONE extra speaker between the two exisiting rears (mind you where would you buy ONE speaker?)
    PS I am working on my missus to let me but a 3801 some time soon to replace my ageing Yammy A592 DPL (POS)
    Nice polite answers appreciated ... [​IMG]

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  7. pauld

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    Paul,
    You should really try and convince the wife, because this amp is fantastic.

    Getting back to your question, you can have just one centre rear, but it is recommended that you hace two centre rears to achieve the best results.

    Good luck with the 'buttering up' !!!

    Paul.
     
  8. Jim Robson

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    ....but I think the idea is that the 'rears' are really side surrounds and the 'centre rears' are really rears!! (That sounds like a riddle!!) This means that you don't actually have a line of four speakers along the rear wall. Obviously the centre rears have to be a suitable distance behind you; I'm told about 1-2 metres and at about 60 degrees from the listening position. It also depends a lot if you have direct radiating speakers or di/bi/tri-poles. The are also supposed to be about 2-3ft above the listening position but this is all down to personal preference etc.

    I'm no expert but have been trying to glean this informmation for my own system. My second pair of B&W 603 S2's (centre rears and side surrounds that is)will be here this week; I then only have to decide which new amp to buy!

    Regards

    Jim [​IMG]
     

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