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In my 5.1 speaker set up, I am adding a second sub via line outputs for the rear (not full range) speakers to see how it goes. Just happened to have an extra. My soon to be retired Denon 5600 will not let you call the rears large so doesn't't that mean that the 2nd sub will only get whatever is above the Denon X-over point for the rears? If that is the case, how advantageous is this second sub? (My two subs are not the same so I cant do stereo at the front.)


The fronts are full range and are set accordingly. I assume then that the main sub will be getting the LFE plus the low pass from the rears. Is that correct?


I have read that some think that no matter what speakers you have, you should set them all to small. So I have tried that in front also. I also am very interested in Richard Vandersteens approaches he mentions in the interview with Gary Reber in Widescreen. Are there some additional sources for more information of this non THX approach to the world of Home Theater?
 

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MORE SPEAKER SET UP GOOD LINKS

Ref: "how to come to the optimum placement"


Speaker placement recommendations.
http://www.crutchfield.com/Download/S-1lGXfBWI2...


Subwoofer placement recommendations.
http://www.sonicdesign.se/subplace.html


Center speaker placement recommendations.
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...hread.cgi?1837


Surround speaker type (Dipole, Bipole, Tripole, Direct) discussion and placement recommendations.
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...hread.cgi?1800


Speaker placement theory and more recommendations.
http://world.std.com/~griesngr/sfaes.html


Speaker delay setting theory and practice.
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...hread.cgi?1760


Home THX (5.1) FAQ, including speaker discussions.
http://www.thx.com/consumer_products/home_faq.h...


Generally useful HT stuff.
http://www.crutchfield.com/download/S-1lGXfBWI2...


Ref: "does 7.1 mean"


6.1 means a rear center channel playing through a single speaker on the rear wall, with the original (5.1) surround speakers on the side walls. Depending on the encoding standard, the rear center signal may have been discretely encoded or may be a matrix extracted from the 5.1 surround channels.


As it is popularly used today, "7.1" (not an official standard) refers to a 6.1 configuration where the rear center channel is sent to two speakers, allowing the center channel soundfield to be widened. A "7.1" may create smoother transitions when a signal moves between the rear center channel and one of the side surrounds, especially in larger rooms.


RE 2nd Sub - you may end up having them placed sise by side anyway, or in really strange palces due to the way they will react to each other & your sound field(s).


Regards,

Dougofthenorth
 
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