Yamaha Dsp-ai 5.1 Upgrade to 6.1

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  1. MUD

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    HI
    I have yamaha dsp-AI amp is there a upgrade with out upgrading for the next new model is there a hard ware you can get for that centre rear speaker to get 6.1 sound.
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  2. Adam Barratt

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    Add-on processors are available from ADA (ADA 6.1) and SMART Devices (CS-3Xjr) that will allow pseudo EX playback from your DSP-A1 (much like the RX-V1/DSP-AX1's EX implementation, in fact).

    You will need an extra power amplifier and speaker(s) in addition to the processor.

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    The A1 itself is not upgradable though you oculd use an old DPL processor connected to the pre-outs of the rear channels.
    Switch the DPL amp to stereo for 5.1 and to DPL (rears disabled) for pseudo-Ex/Es.
     
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    THANK GUYs for your replys. I have A centre B/W speaker could I not use a cheap prologic amp. or does it have to be prosesser and amp and is it worth the bother.
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  5. Adam Barratt

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    You could use a cheap Pro Logic amp, but the surround channel performance of your system will be compromised. The surrounds will sound like they're being run by a cheap unit, as they will be.

    With a higher quality unit like the DSP-A1, I would use an external processor and a decent power amp.

    I don't believe there are any significant sonic advantages to an EX system unless your listening room is unusually large or you are unable to listen from the sweet spot. I have all of the hardware necessary to add pseudo-EX my DSP-A1, but having listened to other EX systems, I haven't bothered. Your mileage may vary.

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    this hasnt a lot to do with what you are talking about but what is a good asking price for one of these amps 2nd hand?
     
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    About£500?
     
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    what so i should offer 500quid to this guy as opposed to the 650 he wants?
     

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