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Old 04-24-04, 02:51 PM
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four fronts

does anybody else here have their setup with four fronts for their 5.1 system using speaker A and speaker B together? i currently have it this way because i felt like trying it out and i kinda like it. i'm using sony floorstandings and onkyo bookshelves above it. its like 2 really tall speakers!

also, anybody know if there is anything against having it set up this way like overheating and such???
Old 04-24-04, 04:04 PM
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If you like it then use it.

Personally I cannot see how it could be sonically accurate.

The 'A' channel is going to be front left and right main in a 5.1 setup. The 'B' channel is going to be some kind of main speaker accumulation of sound. I would expect it to take dialog away from the center and make it harder to hear effects that are placed.

But that is just me.
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yeah, i also thought that it wouldn't be sonically accurate, but after testing out a couple of dvds i can confidently say it is. the same exact sounds from the "A" speakers are also coming out of the "B" speakers. no more no less...at least from what i can discern.

someone at another board mentioned the "B" speakers would only be stereo, but it's not...again from what i can tell. for example sounds coming from the rears like dialogue would be heard through the "B" speakers if it were stereo, right? but it doesn't. a good example is the speech edword norton gave about stock brokers in the 25th hour where dialogue is discretely separated from the fronts to the rears.

can anybody out there try this layout to confirm it or not. thanks.

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