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Old 09-16-02, 07:37 PM
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How to set up 6.1 speakers?

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I'm thinking about upgrading to 6.1 but I do not know where to place the 6th rear center channel and how to mount it. Do i put it vertically? this is the package i an going to buy http://store.yahoo.com/yawaonline/psbalav61spe.html
any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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Old 09-16-02, 08:27 PM
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Have to admit, never sen the rear center be the same size as the front center. Anytime I've seen the setup, it is the same speaker as the other surrounds.
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Old 09-17-02, 12:17 AM
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yeah i thought the rear center was weird too? does anyone have a DTS ES system? me so confused.
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Old 09-17-02, 07:53 AM
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Bernie, from what I have read & gotten info on, I have been told that the rear center speaker should be similar or the same as your other surrounds as Jim mentioned. But then again, I just have gotten 6.1 this week & have not hooked it up yet.

I am waiting on Denon-1803 to come in. Not to take away from your thread (but to prevent starting another since it may be relevent) but I have read some posts from others with 6.1 who actually used 2 speakers instead of just 1 for the center 6th speaker. If anyone here has that set-up, I would like to know how it is done as well. Thanks.
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Old 09-17-02, 08:26 AM
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Try this article

http://www.soundstage.com/video/colu...terchannel.htm
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Old 09-17-02, 10:19 AM
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i got a 7.1 channel system with a pioneer vsxd811s.
you put two speakers in the front, then a center channel , and 2 on the side wall, and then you put 2 on the back wall. The 2 in the back is just 1 channel split into 2 channels.
then a subwoofer wherever you want to put it.
the two in the back are small klh bookshelfs. real cheap. the
sides are polks.
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Old 09-17-02, 12:59 PM
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hey, thanks I'm surprised theres article that discusses my exact questions. I was so scared and alone. : P
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Old 09-17-02, 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by METALLICA05
i got a 7.1 channel system with a pioneer vsxd811s.
you put two speakers in the front, then a center channel , and 2 on the side wall, and then you put 2 on the back wall. The 2 in the back is just 1 channel split into 2 channels.
then a subwoofer wherever you want to put it.
the two in the back are small klh bookshelfs. real cheap. the
sides are polks.
how do you like that receiver ? mine just came and I haven't gotten a chance to play with it yet.
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Old 09-17-02, 03:21 PM
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I have the same Pioneer 811S with almost the same setup as METALICA05's, but I have the sub, and 2 speakers for the surround back. The best DVD for 6.1 sound is Blade II, imo.
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sn9ke eyes,
the pioneer is a great reciever. it looks a little cheap but it sounds awesome.
component video is hdtv ready.
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Old 09-17-02, 05:57 PM
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EGBOK, I got a sub too. and 2 speakers in the back.
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Old 09-17-02, 07:19 PM
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for anyone with pioneer vsxd811s, do you put yours in 6.1 fix or auto. I put mine in auto but when i watch t2 or star war s it doesnt say dolby ex.
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Originally posted by METALLICA05
for anyone with pioneer vsxd811s, do you put yours in 6.1 fix or auto. I put mine in auto but when i watch t2 or star war s it doesnt say dolby ex.
That's strange, mine does displays dolby ex when I have it on auto. Check your surround back speakers setting.
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Could any of you with the VSX-D811S recommend decent speakers (model #'s?) to compliment the receiver? Looking to upgrade.
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