Which speakers are used?

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  1. kentlad

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    ok just installed my new 7.1 system, all attached to Pioneer AX10.

    I am curious as to which speakers are used when listening to a 5.1 DD track.

    are :-

    a) The Side Left / Right used as the rears

    b) The rear left / rightr used as the rears

    c) Side & rear reated as one channel

    d) any other combo.

    Is this a Dolby configuration or selected on the amp etc. etc?

    Could always play a film and listen, but wanted some expert opinions.

    Ta.
    Kentlad
     
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    In a properly setup Dolby/DTS 5.1 configuration the surround sound will come from side left and side right. The Rear L&R are used with a Dolby Digital EX or DTS ES soundtrack.
    The side L&R's will work individually as two seperate channels but the rears will only work with only one channel coming out of the two.
     
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    However, you can set your amp so that the surround backs are always on, off or in auto mode. I keep them always on with my AX5i which means the amp derives a centre back signal from 5.1 non-EX/ES soundtracks and hence 7 speakers (+sub) are in use for all DD/DTS tracks (and DPLII/neo 6 decoding).
     

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