Originally Posted by velocitydreamer
I currently have L/R, Center, 2subs, Side l/r, Rear l/r, and Front Wide l/r plugged in... do I really have to remove the rear's connections? and why would I have to have Front Highs plugged in when I only can use one? None of that is in the manual... I've read it, trust me. I ran the audyssey full setup, it detected everything perfectly fine, except the obvious no front highs... and then finished the setup. I've had no operational problems, nor audyssey setup problems, just no sound is playing out the wides. When I try the SP switch, it says Not Available, (obviously not because no highs, but I thought I'd try), and the Audyssey light is on on the receiver... I've enabled wides in the speaker config...
A man has teets, but you can't get milk!
Page 13 of the manual states the LAW regarding connections and active speakers.
*2 Front high, surround back and front wide speakers cannot be used at the same time.
Pages 35-39 describe the types of ACTIVE connections available, and the Listening Modes Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIz Height, DTS-ES Matrix*7, Audyssey DSX*8, etc to achieve your speaker goal i.e. 7.1-FW, 7.1-FH, 7.1-SB
*7 If there are no surround back speakers, DTS is used.
*8 • This listening mode can be selected only when all the following conditions are satisfied:
– Center speaker is connected.
– Either of front high or front wide speakers is connected.
• Depending on the “Speaker Configuration” setting (➔ page 47), the output can be switched between the front high or front wide speakers by pressing SP LAYOUT.
So, depending upon your source material and your Listening Mode selection, thus determining which speakers will be active (on).
Yes you can have all the connections to all your speakers, but they don't all supply sound under all conditions.