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using 5.1 speaker set up with 6.1 amp

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by andycdubya, Jun 11, 2005.

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    i have just broken my stereo amp and am looking to upgrade to a home cinema setup. I am on tight budget and have been looking for bargains i like the look of the sony str de597 which is 6.1, but i am limited for space and was thinking of getting an athena p5 5.1 speaker package, does this cause problems and what happens with the extra speaker out puts? thanks for any help
     
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    Nope you just set the AMP up for 5.1 and it knows there is no 6th channel and your all sorted
     
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    Pretty much as hd puts it, there'll be a set up mode where you can set how many speakers you have (stereo pair, centre, surrounds and rear). Just turn the rear speaker off. Many systems can auto detect from what is connected to the outputs as to which speakers you have. No need to worry.
     
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    excellent, in that case what do you think of those components?
     
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    Sorry no idea about speakers.....got a link?
     
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    Look like the mission M7 system what sort of price are they going for? and are you in the UK?
     
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    they go for about 150, which seems like a bargain as original price was about 450. I am in the uk
     
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    thats means they are worth £150....... look at the missions or for smaller boxes with a big sound see the canton CD1
     
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    which is the mission m7 system have you got a link, there seems to be loads of mission m7... somethings?
     
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    also i already have a pair of eltax mirage 6i speakers, could i integrate these into a surround system?
     

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