Originally Posted by Phil17108
I have the 515 to and it is a 7.1 there is on thing you can try, set up your front speakers on the front hi out puts left and right, the sub to the front Left ONLY and then run the Audyssey set up. If the old sub has a cross over, you won't get all your bass but you will know it's there. If the sub over powers the sound of the rest that won't work. By the way accessories4less.com has onkyo 7.1 sets for 2 hundred bucks and anther for 3 hundred, both would work well.
Thank you all for the responses.
I just tried connecting the Sub to the Front Left speaker outs, and connecting the Front Left & Right speakers to the Front High/Surround Rear outs, then running the Audyssey auto setup.
The auto setup plays the subwoofer just fine, but ends with a speaker detect error:
Left - Error, Right - No
Surr. Left - ----, Surr. Right - ----
Front High Left - Yes, Front High Right - Yes
Surr. Back Left - ----, Surr. Back Right - ----
Center - Yes, Subwoofer - ----
Next, I am going to try putting the Front L and R speakers back into their proper outputs, and try the sub on the Front High Left.
EDIT: That did't work either.
Accessories4less is now bookmarked and I am starting to get a better idea of what my options are.
My plan was to purchase the 5.1 set from monoprice listed here: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090601&p_id=9774&seq=1&format=3#specification
because it seems to be a good value, and its in my price range. I am now comparing them with this set: http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKSKSHT870/Onkyo-SKS-HT870-7.1-channel-Home-Theater-Speaker-System-Black/1.html#!specifications
. I could use some help determining the differences between them, or any other recommendations anyone might have.
From the specifications pages, I can see that the Onkyo has a bigger and more powerful subwoofer than the monoprice, but I don't particularly know how to compare the other speakers. Any advice is greatly appreciated.