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post #1591 of 1596 Old 05-04-2016, 03:14 PM
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Start by going to the pioneer website and downloading the VSX-52 manual. Connect your two floor speakers as the L/R front stereo channels. Then decide if you want a 5.1 setup with a virtual sub and virtual center (the missing speakers in your setup), or A/B speaker pairs playing all the time simultaneously (A+B). Personally I'd go for the 5.1 setup and the two missing speakers being virtualized as it gives you the most flexibility playing back various input sources.

For stereo sources, select the stereo listening mode and only the front L/R speakers will play. Or use the extended stereo listening mode for all channels playing. The stereo signal would be pumped out to all four channels in this case exactly like you want. For 5.1 sources the correct channels will be directed to the correct speakers - FL to FL, FR to FR, SBL to SBL, SBR to SBR, the center channel virtualized and split between FL/FR, and the missing sub sent to the fronts instead. If you go the A/B setup route instead you will hear everything in L/R stereo only, no rear channel separation with 5.1 input sources. I suppose if you only plan to listen to two channel sources then the A/B setup might be enough for your needs.
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Is there a mode which will play a 5.1 source so that the center channel voices will play in the rear speakers (they are overhead actually)? Maybe some sort of stereo + rear mode?
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Hello all, I'm the owner of a 1326-K. Currently trying to get a PVI MicroMOD (HDMI modulator) going within my house. No issues whatsoever with video, the receiver sends beautiful HD video through the HDMI (OUT 2) to the unit, which then sends channel 1-1 ATSC to through my coax to all the TV's in the house. It allows me to use the receiver as a switcher between satellite, bluray, apple TV....

Problem is the audio. I cannot get HDMI audio to work. (Admittedly, I was just using the satellite box input and didn't test the others...) I was able to get analog audio to work using the front pre-out RCAs, but the level was very low, unusably low. It did prove however that the encoding within the PVI MicroMOD does work... Is there a more ideal "analog out" location (that converts the HDMI audio)

Is audio "stopped" at the receiver or does it follow the video signal path? I've seen settings mentioned in other threads like "AMP" & "Passthrough"... why can't I find those? Is that a VSX-53 vs. 1326 thing?

Thanks all!

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Hello all, I'm the owner of a 1326-K. Currently trying to get a PVI MicroMOD (HDMI modulator) going within my house. No issues whatsoever with video, the receiver sends beautiful HD video through the HDMI (OUT 2) to the unit, which then sends channel 1-1 ATSC to through my coax to all the TV's in the house. It allows me to use the receiver as a switcher between satellite, bluray, apple TV....

Problem is the audio. I cannot get HDMI audio to work. (Admittedly, I was just using the satellite box input and didn't test the others...) I was able to get analog audio to work using the front pre-out RCAs, but the level was very low, unusably low. It did prove however that the encoding within the PVI MicroMOD does work... Is there a more ideal "analog out" location (that converts the HDMI audio)

Is audio "stopped" at the receiver or does it follow the video signal path? I've seen settings mentioned in other threads like "AMP" & "Passthrough"... why can't I find those? Is that a VSX-53 vs. 1326 thing?

Thanks all!

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Answering my own thread.... I found the amp vs. passthrough in the audio parameters. Sure wish there was a way I could have both!
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After an annoying reflow procedure, I setup my VSX-52 last night. My speaker setup is a 5.1 configuration. F Speakers are Pioneer SP-FS51-LR (The big ones at Best Buy.) The two rear speakers are connected to the SURROUND BACK posts. When I go into the speaker config I am not getting any audio from the back speakers in ZONE B mode at all. I AM however getting audio when I put it into BI-AMP mode. It sounds good and the audio coming from the back is correct. But obviously I'm not bi-amping my front speakers. Any idea why it's not running 5.1 in ZONE B mode like I'm guessing it should? I am using the correct rear speaker posts aren't I?

Also I need a mic to run the MCACC, can I plug anything into it or should I use the supplied mic? Where can I get one? Who wants to rent me theirs for the week?

Hey, UE22 is flashing again! Fantastic.
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Does the VSX-53 support HDCP 2.2?
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