Originally Posted by JasGot
I just bought a Sony STRDG520. I will use this for a 5.1 eventually, but right now I just want to listen to music through the fronts and rears at the same level. I have tried all the settings and have not found one that plays 2 channel to fronts and rears at the same time/level.
Can I plug both rights and both lefts into the front jacks on the back of the receiver?
So, you don't have a sub or a center channel yet, just two fronts and two rears?
Go into the receivers menu and set it up for two fronts and two rears.
Do not hook up both lefts and both rights into single jacks.
If you read in the manual you will see a setting that says something like "all channel stereo" or " 5 channel stereo" or "party mix" . That will give you the same info from all speakers.
Also try dolby PLLII. This mode takes any two channel info and gives you a simulated 5.1
You don't state exactly how many spkrs you have so I assume you only have the four.