clarification needed on receiver

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  1. modspace

    modspace New Member

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    I have two front speakers, two rears, a center and a sub.
    The front speakers have two sets of inputs.

    I'm looking at buying the Onkyo TX-SR606 as the receiver but want to make sure everything is going to work right.

    On the back of the receiver there is a set of "surr speakers" and "surr back speakers" that says something about front also...

    Why are there two sets of rear outputs?

    I read this from the amazon description,

    I guess thats what I need but just want some clarification.

    So why is it called Surround Back?
     
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    that is a 7.1 channel receiver which means you can hook it up to 7 surround sound speakers and a sub (three in front, two on the side, and two in the rear). since you only have 5 speakers, you will not need to use the two surround back channels.

    this is how you should hook up your speakers...

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    or if you had two more surround speakers...

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    go HERE if you are still confused


    that receiver will hook up to just about anything.
     
  3. modspace

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    thanks, that clarifies that.

    so what happens to the extra set of inputs on my front speakers? Do I connect the surround back into them and have the surround into the rear speakers?

    The link you provided talks about dipole/bipole speakers, but I don't think thats what I have.
     
  4. David02

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    You can bi-amp your front speakers by hooking the surround back outputs up to the second set of posts on your front speakers. Then you will have to go into the Onkyo menu, and find the front speaker bi-amp setting and turn it on.

    Doing this will run a bit more power to your fronts, which should make them sound better or at least play louder.
     
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    thats what I needed to know.
    I appreciate the help
     

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