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post #1 of 11 Old 08-14-2019, 10:38 AM - Thread Starter
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Using the same subs for dedicated 5.2 and stereo

Hi, new to the forums here and I don't know much AV.

I have dedicated speakers for my 5.2 surround for watching movies/TV and stereo for listening to music. I would like to be able to use one receiver that will drive both setups and use the 2 subs with either of the two. All the speakers are in the same room so I would not be using both at the same time (watching tv AND listening to music).

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I think you just plug them into any old receiver with sub outs.

Dolby Processing for 5.2, Stereo for 2.2...?

Leave it at 8 ohms and call it a day :)
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I’m just not sure if I use the 2 assignable rear channels on a 7.2 amp if that will drive the subs when using using zone 2.
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To clarify you have a 5.2 surround setup and 2 other speakers for music?
What brand and model reciever, speakers and subs?


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Yes, I have in ceiling/wall speakers for the 5.2 setup and have 2 seperate speakers for music in the same room. The subs I have are 2 8" powered JBL. I am trying to figure out what to do with the reciever. I don't have the receiver yet I am trying to figure out how to set it up with the least number of pieces.
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Well if you have a denon or Marantz receiver i think you’ll want to set the “amp assign mode” to front b. Where you hook up your regular home theater in the 5.1 speaker terminals and then hook up your second pair of speakers for stereo mode in the rear surround speaker terminals and then to switch to the stereo mode you just toggle the front speaker selection (or button if your receiver has it) that says Front A, Front B or Front A+B

Do it all or don't do it at all.
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I was looking at the Denon AVR-X1600H, for this. What you say makes sense to me, I just want to be sure before I go down that road.
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Why do you not use your "music" speakers for your FL/FR? I can't imagine the in-ceiling speakers work better for this...
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Why do you not use your "music" speakers for your FL/FR? I can't imagine the in-ceiling speakers work better for this...
I could, the room is fairly large though.
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I could, the room is fairly large though.
What are the speakers and how far do you sit from them?
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It’s a new house for me, so nothing is setup yet. The room is a big open room with a bar, pool table and tv seating area in sort of an L shape. The stereo speakers are also JBL, don’t know the model off hand. The surround speakers were existing in wall/ceiling, I think they are Polk but not sure.
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