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post #1 of 10 Old 11-19-2013, 06:54 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a Klipsch soundbar I used in my old theater. Recently bought a bigger house so I am wanting to build a new, bigger theater with real 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Instead of selling the soundbar, I am debating on hooking it in my living room along with my Bose 5.1 surround sound for "super sound".

I have the Denon AVR-1913 which only has speaker outputs.

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Denon receiver with the Bose 5.1 surround connected. All my media boxes (ps3, cable box, blue ray) connect to the inputs of the receiver, then the 1 HDMI out from the receiver goes to the tv....Pretty simple. My only dilemma is connecting the soundbar too.

Only way I can think of that will be "safe" is just connect the soundbar to the digital output on the tv which is fine, but would be controlling the volume for the surround speakers and soundbar separately...correct?

I also don't feel it's safe to convert speaker wire to rca since the speaker wire outputs provide amp power. Any suggestions or did I already solve the problem by just connecting it to the tv and dealing with seperate volume controls?
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What, exactly, do you hope to accomplish by doing this??

Seriously, I don't see any advantage in hooking up a soundbar to a 5.1 system. Also, not sure what you mean by "super sound".

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Bigger sound. Just trying to accomplish louder, deeper sound. That's all. Also trying to find a use of the soundbar without it collecting dust.
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I agree with Alan, it makes no sense to try and incorporate a sound bar into a multi-channel system. It would by like having the TV speakers on at the same time. Ideally in a multi-channel sound system you want matching speaker components (timbre matched) across the front stage.
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Way more trouble than it's worth, IMHO.

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Colour is right on with his comments concerning timbre. There is also efficiency to consider. If one component is considerably more or less efficient than the others, volume changes could have some very strange effects with the center channel either way louder or unhearable.

Don't let you soundbar gather dust. Use it for the bedroom, office, garage etc. If you don't have a TV in those locations, it could make for nice background music connected to an old CD, DVD or MP3 player.

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