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my current set up is:
Technics sa-ax6:
crutchfield.com/p_133SFDX7/Technics-SA-AX7-SH-AC500-Receiver-decoder-combination-package.html (almost the exact same as the ax6)

5.0 energy classic speakers:
newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882269004

and a cerwin vega sub in a Qlogic box:
sonicelectronix.com/item_269_Cerwin-Vega-HED-10DVC.html

my amp is designed to be 5.1, but it has 8 outputs for either bi amping or a secondary set of front speakers, so that being said, can i use it as a 7.1 setup or would their be no profit from that?
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It only runs 5.1, so no you cant add an amp and get 7.1.

You can get a 7.1 receiver for less then $200 these days, might be worth it considering the age of yours.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
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the "B" channel is already powered, and "A" channel does not appear to loss any power when i plug another speaker in to it, it may not have the separation like a 7.1 but does have the same number of working channels

(not interested in buying a new receiver)
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I would consider a pair of better front speakers first and stick with 5.1.

More channels doesn't change the fact that your front speakers are inadequate for decent overall sound.

A set of Polk Monitor 40 speakers would be a big improvement.




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my current set up is:
Technics sa-ax6:
crutchfield.com/p_133SFDX7/Technics-SA-AX7-SH-AC500-Receiver-decoder-combination-package.html (almost the exact same as the ax6)

5.0 energy classic speakers:
newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882269004

and a cerwin vega sub in a Qlogic box:
sonicelectronix.com/item_269_Cerwin-Vega-HED-10DVC.html

my amp is designed to be 5.1, but it has 8 outputs for either bi amping or a secondary set of front speakers, so that being said, can i use it as a 7.1 setup or would their be no profit from that?

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alright so ill stick with standard 5.1

some polk fronts would be nice especially the Polk Monitor 40 since their bi amped, but than i would need a new center and i just purchased these, so i probably wont be buying new fronts for awhile
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so it looks like polk audio is recommended for home audio than? how is jbl now days?
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^^^

The Polk speakers mentioned are fine if on a tight budget, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that Polk Audio is recommended in general. It depends on $, room size, source content, listening volume, seating distance, etc.

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so it looks like polk audio is recommended for home audio than?

Not exactly - they are recommended by *some* people, not everyone (I don't like them myself, too bright).

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how is jbl now days?

Some of their stuff has become a bit too plasticky for my taste, but otherwise I still like them O.K.

I would stick to 5.1. Because simply adding another pair of fronts will NOT give you anything like what 7.1 offers and if anything will "smear" the front soundstage - not good.
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its a 20x20 enclosed room and i bought the entire system for about $250, when my sound proccesor arives i think i will be more than satisfied

so than who is top of the line? wharfedale?
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