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post #1 of 8 Old 01-20-2013, 12:42 PM - Thread Starter
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After my amplifier failed (it drove a couple of MS10s) I bought a Yamaha YHT-S401 soundbar in the hope that it would give me great TV sound as well as good to play mainly classical CDs. I am disappointed with it as the alleged 7.1 surround sound is fake, although it does sound good - it just isn't surround sound and is so highly directional. Even adding 2 speakers didn't improve things. So I am returning the Yamaha.

My question is - can I get a HTIB that I can set up so the TV sound comes predominantly from the direction of the TV, and the sound for CDs is set up as 5.1 surround sound. In other words, a different configuration for a different input? This is because we prefer TV sound to come from the TV direction, but playing CDs we'd prefer to enjoy surround sound. Is this possible from most HTIBs?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-20-2013, 06:55 PM
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Yes. But we need more info on your setup.
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All I have in my setup now is a Panasonic TV that is a couple of years old, so has the Viera connections etc. So I'm starting almost from scratch.
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What is your budget?

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My budget is pretty flexible, but I think a reasonably basic setup will be fine.
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I'm in the UK and I don't think Martin Logan kit is sold here much.
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Yes. What country you live in can be helpful info.

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