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Old 09-05-2012, 08:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello Everybody,

I am not very familiar with how to setup speakers, but I am trying to setup a 3.1 speaker.

The problem is that I accidentally purchase a soundbar and 2 speakers. Can I cable 2 cables from both the Left and Right ports on my receiver to the L & R of my Sound Bar and the L & R speakers?

I have a Denon AVR-1613 http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1613-Channel-Networking-Receiver/dp/B007R8U5QW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346901687&sr=1-1&keywords=denon+avr-1613

The speakers I have are:
Klipsch G-42 http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Gallery-G-42-Soundbar-1/dp/B00505FES8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1346901585&sr=8-7&keywords=Klipsch+Gallery
2 x Klipsch G-28 http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Gallery-G-28-Panel-Speaker/dp/B004YABSTY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1346901630&sr=8-3&keywords=Klipsch+Gallery
1 x Mirage 10 Inch Powered Sub.


My problem is I have a Left and Right speaker, but the Soundbar also has a L&R port.

Any input would be great!


Thanks everyone!
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Although the soundbar could be used as a center channel only, you're likely better served returning the soundbar and getting a dedicated center speaker.

Also note, there is a dedicated thread for Denon AVR-XX13 Owners linked in my sig.

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:12 AM - Thread Starter
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hello jds,

thank you for the response.
I would do that, but I would have to ship it back and I would incure a 15% restocking fee. I would like to make it work. Can I do what I said above? Or can I wire all the ports on the soundbar to the center channel port on the reciever?


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I just spoke to the reseller (Acoustic Sound Design) and he said that you should contact them directly and he'll make the swap of the G-42 for another G-28 without charging the 15% restocking fee and refunding the difference. Either get rid of the G-28's or the G-42, as trying to make both work is a bad idea.

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I just spoke to the reseller (Acoustic Sound Design) and he said that you should contact them directly and he'll make the swap of the G-42 for another G-28 without charging the 15% restocking fee and refunding the difference. Either get rid of the G-28's or the G-42, as trying to make both work is a bad idea.

Wow, you go above and beyond! Nice work!

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Hello JDSmoothie,

I really appreciate you for calling them. Unfortunately, I got it from NewEgg. I just linked Amazon. They charged a restocking fee, but the good news is that my gf wants to buy the sound bar. I put in an order for another G28.

I do have a question about the AVR-1613. Is there any noticeable benefit to go another model higher? Also, I realized that when the volume on the Denon is <35 it's almost not audible. I have to turn it to 45+ to get into the comfortable listening range.

Is this normal?

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Yes, the 1713 offers the next higher level of Audyssey MultEQ XT and is easily worth the extra $50 in MSRP. It also adds Zone 2 pre-outs should you want to add speakers in another room (or use a set of wireless headphones to listen to music while someone is watching a movie using the surround sound speakers) as well as providing the capability to save the configuration file to a PC should you ever have to reset the microprocessor.

Also, the average volume on modern AVRs is generally 50-75% of max volume.

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Thanks!

What's so good about the MultEQ XT? I am only going to be running it in 3.1 for the foreseeable future.The Zone 2 pre-out sounds pretty awesome.
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XT has 8x the EQ filter resolution over MultEQ so should do an ever better job improving the audio fidelity from the speakers.

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