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post #1 of 2 Old 06-27-2013, 05:31 PM - Thread Starter
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I have Bose am10, it's 5.1. Upgraded to new reciever which is 7.1

Do I simply add 2 speakers to the middle (surround) speaker outputs to have 7.1 sound? The Bose speakers are already wired through the walls, center, front right and left, and the 2 rear speakers are also already installed at the back corners of the room.

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In your existing 5.1 setup, regardless of whether your current "side" surround speakers are actually placed in the back of the room, they would still be connected to the "Surround" SL/SR speaker posts. If you decide to add two more speakers for a 7.1 setup and actually place them to the sides of your couch, you would then connect them to the SL/SR speaker posts and move the existing rear speakers to the SBL/SBR speaker posts. Also note that the 5007 is capable of Front Height speakers as well as an alternative to using the SBL/SBR audio channels.

Also note there is a Marantz 5007 Owner's thread you may want to review and post any additional questions there.

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