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I'm debating on upgrading my 4.1 setup to a 7.1 setup.




I currently have 4 dayton b652's ( The old and good version of them) and a dayton sub 1200, the b652's are rated at 87db sensitivity

Would it be an issue if i bought new mains and a center like the new polk monitors/primus 163 or DV62si type mains?


This is mainly for a computer setup so i would have my left right and center right in front of me, the surrounds slightly behind me or to the side of me, (I have a small bedroom) and then the other 2 behind me face me.

I would use the b652's for the side and rear surrounds as i have heard its important to match the fronts and center



My question is, how would it go with the mixed sensitivity, and what mains/center should i pick?



Also, my receiver is a yamaha rx467 5.1 reciever, but it has rca out for a second amp to control the two back surround speakers, what would anyone recommend as a second two channel amp for the back speakers, or should i just sell my receiver and get a 7.1 one.
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The receiver will handle most differences in sensitivity with the channel level adjustments. Maybe a cheap T-amp could work out well for the back channels.

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How well would it work since the second amp will have its stand alone volume, how would i control the volume of the back 2 speakers technically? and how would YPAO calibration do it.
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You either buy a power amp without volume controls or set the volume control once to adjust the volume relative to other speakers (leaving the receiver channel adjustment to 0 dB) and don't touch it again.

I use a single channel from a spare receiver to power a sub. I just leave the volume control at +5 dB and I am good to go. If I want less sub, I can turn it down. If I want a bit of extra boost, I can do that too. Easily, and without changing receiver settings. Works for me!

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So far im look at new lcr's for a 7.1 system, what should i pick?


Polk new monitor 45b + 15c two way center
Primus 163 plus PC 251 primus center
DV 62 SI and DV 62CLR-S center


Any other speakers i should know about?
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Sorry, I am happy giving technical advice but not so much speaker recommendations.

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