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Using both Front and Rear for Stereo

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by geoff66, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. geoff66

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    Hi,

    does anyone know of a unit that can run both front and rear speakers together in stereo mode? I don't mean in pro-logic or in an 'effect' mode. It would be good to be able blast a CD out using say 4 amplifier channels and really get the place shaking!

    geoff
     
  2. Jase

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    Quite a few AV Amps/Receivers now have 5CH/7CH Stereo Modes. All they do is duplicate the Front Left and Right channels out of the Surround Left and Right and Surround Back Left & Right speakers. The centre channel gets a mono mix of the two.
     
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    Any ampwith A+B speakers outputs
     
  4. geoff66

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    but with A+B you are usually sometimes limited by the combined impedance of the speakers. I assume that using 4ohm speakers could result in a 2 ohm load
     
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    Also as I do not want to re-plug the speakers, using A+B wouln't I have to wire the speakers to both rear & B output terminals?
     
  6. geoff66

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    Jase,

    Thanks - i'll checkout some of the newer AV units

    geoff
     
  7. Reiner

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    Yamaha does have DSP modes called 'Disco' and 'Party' that come close.
    Ok, so it is an effect mode but at least you don't need to re-wire the speakers. :)
     
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    A simple mixer will do it, with one input (L&R) and two outputs, to 2 Amps.
     

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