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5.1 surround sound system in place at the home. Speakers are already ran IN the wall and ceiling. All wires are hidden. All channels are used. HDMI input from TV to 5.1 receiver which outputs to the 5 channels that run through my walls.


Here's the problem. I'm not getting enough center audio. I'm just not happy with the audio coming directly at me 6' away. I bought a soundbar.


Question is... How do I hook up my soundbar without showing any cable? don't want to drill. don't want to run cable. And I want it to work with my current 5.1 setup concurrently.


Was thinking of an AV wireless transmitter to the aux in on the soundbar.... not sure. super lost. need any help y'all can think of.


Thank you for your time.
 

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Originally Posted by nutstalker  /t/1520237/need-your-help-w-this-thx#post_24420246


HDMI input from TV to 5.1 receiver which outputs to the 5 channels that run through my walls..
Are you sure that the TV is sending Dolby Digital to the AVR? Maybe it's PCM Stereo?

Does the the TV and AVR support ARC (Audio Return Channel)?


Provide make/models of TV and AVR. Explain how everything is interconnected and also source devices (DVR, Bluray player, internal TV tuner, etc.)
 

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Visio TV with HDMI output

going to Panasonic VSX-821 AVR

5.1 channel going to 5 speakers that are already in my wall and ceiling.


there is really no speaker pushing sound right at me 6' away. so I decided to buy a Samsung Soundbar model HW-F450/ZA


thinking of hooking an AV wireless transmitter (RCA from the AVR 5.1 center channel) output to transmitter then have it send signal to the AV wireless receiver which would be connected to the sound bar input.


in theory it would work but there must be another way.
 

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I would just disconnect the center channel speaker, get a new one, hook it up, and place it where you want it.


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Or... verify that the proper audio format is being sent to the AVR and that the AVR is configured/setup properly. (crossover, delay, relative volume, dynamic compression/night mode, etc.)


I really don't think that a soundbar is the proper solution because there is a "problem" with the center channel. I'd try to understand why the center is not working properly.



You could also try using "phantom center" and not use a center speaker at all.
 

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Originally Posted by nutstalker  /t/1520237/need-your-help-w-this-thx#post_24420246


5.1 surround sound system in place at the home. Speakers are already ran IN the wall and ceiling. All wires are hidden. All channels are used. HDMI input from TV to 5.1 receiver which outputs to the 5 channels that run through my walls.


Here's the problem. I'm not getting enough center audio. I'm just not happy with the audio coming directly at me 6' away. I bought a soundbar.


Question is... How do I hook up my soundbar without showing any cable? don't want to drill. don't want to run cable. And I want it to work with my current 5.1 setup concurrently.


Was thinking of an AV wireless transmitter to the aux in on the soundbar.... not sure. super lost. need any help y'all can think of.


Thank you for your time.

Could you post a sketch or more details about where those speakers are, so that it could be visualized?
 

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Or... what speakers (make/models)? Specifically, the center. And also answer the questions in post #3. All we know is the Panasonic VSX-821 and a "Vizio" TV.


This may just be a shorted speaker wire, a simple oversight in the setup or just a crappy center speaker.
 
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