HK AVR-85 setup (newbie question)


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Username: Raciere

Post Number: 1
Registered: Oct-11
I am new to home audio, and recently purchased the HK AVR-85 and a pair of Acoustic Energy Aegis EVO One speakers (they're lovely). I also have a 10" sub and another pair of Polk bookshelf speakers.

What I ultimately want to do is run all 5 speakers for audio only... Mp3's and CD's.

I noticed AFTER purchasing that the AVR-85 does not seem to support an A/B speaker set up.

What I was hoping to do was run the EVOs as front left-right and the Polks as surround and then hook up the sub-woofer... and play stereo recordings... thinking that I could drive a stereo signal to the EVO and Polks.

This apparently is not possible.

So what IS possible? Is there any way to make this work w/ my current gear... or do I need to buy a second amplifier and go out from the AVR-85's multriroom output?

Any help appreciated. Thanks,


Silver Member
Username: Vm8444


Post Number: 412
Registered: Aug-05
hi there a/b setup why??????

this reciever should be a 5.1 reciever

therfore on back of reciever hook up
front evos.
rear polks to rear inputs.blackand red.
sub to subwoofer input,
and no center
when doing the setup menu.

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